Jammu, Feb 18 (TNS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hindu Ekta Manch has called for boycott of the Gujjar Muslim community seeking that the purchase of milk products and live stock from them should be stopped.
This comes after the arrest of a Special Police Officer (SPO) in rape and murder of Gujjar girl Asifa. The decision was made at an HEM meeting which was attended among others by the Vice Chairman of OBC Welfare Board, Rashpal Verma, and MLA Hiragana Kuldeep Verma. The district president of Kathua Congress Committee and ex-MLC Subash Gupta was also part of the Hindu Ekta Manch meeting. The HEM leaders decided to socially boycott the nomads in Hiranagar. No one will sell any land to nomads (Muslims). Whosoever will be found even giving them fodder will have to face social boycott, said one of the speakers at the meeting at Parshu Ram Temple. They appealed the people that they should not buy milk or live stocks from the nomads. Earlier, the nomads were not allowed by a baton-wielding saffron group to bury Asifa at a graveyard. The Hindu Ekta Manch has threatened agitation in the district against the arrest of the rapist SPOs Deepak Khajuria and Surinder Verma.