Video: BJP minister plans on forcefully ‘marrying’ Kashmiri girls

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's misogynist comments

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  • Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar said that as Article 370 is revoked, they can bring Kashmiri girls for marriage. 

  • He expressed these remarks while speaking at an event in Fatehabad. 

  • As crisis grip Jammu and Kashmir, the wave of misogynist comments cripple women in fear.  

On Friday, Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar stated now that Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was dissipated, women from Kashmir can be brought to other states for marriage, as reported by Indian reporting source, The Hindu.

“Our minister OP Dhankhar used to say that he will bring bahu [daughter-in-law] from Bihar,”- the chief minister said at an event in Fatehabad.

“Nowadays people are saying that path to Kashmir has been cleared. Now we will bring girls from Kashmir” – he stated while addressing the success of the ”Beti bachao beti padhao’‘ campaign.

There has been a mass of misogynistic comments, with many people expressing their opinion on wedding Kashmiri women, since India revoked Article 370 on Monday, which gave a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, also it was ordered that all laws were to be applied in the region in the same way they were in the rest of India.

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File photo of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. | IANS

 

Article 35A of Jammu and Kashmir Constitution was also removed, this gave the state permission to decide permanent residents of the territory, and provided them with special rights and luxuries. These included the right to own land. Under the now revoked article, if a female resident from Jammu and Kashmir married outside the state, she would lose her property rights and status of being a state subject. This implied to children of the women as well.

BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party) member and MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Khatauli constituency, Vikram Singh Saini on Wednesday said that the Muslim party workers should be pleased after the government’s decision as now, they can marry the ‘white-skinned women of Kashmir’.


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