Get married to fair Kashmiri girls: BJP lawmaker Vikram Saini on Article 370

A BJP lawmaker explaining the merits of scrapping Article 370 to Jammu and Kashmir said party workers could now marry fair women from Kashmir.

Uttar Pradesh legislator, Vikram Saini’s misogynistic statements have been caught on camera. He made them during a celebratory meeting at Muzaffarnagar over the Government’s move to scrap special status Article 370.

“The workers are very excited and those who are bachelors can get married there. There is no issue now. Earlier, there was lot of atrocities on women. If a woman from Kashmir got married to a man from Uttar Pradesh, her citizenship would be revoked. There was different citizenship for India and Kashmir,” the lawmaker says in  widely circulated clip on social media.

“Muslim workers should celebrate. They can get married to fair Kashmiri girls. There should be celebrations. Everyone should celebrate, be it Hindus or Muslims. This is something the entire country should be celebrating.”

Later when questioned over his misogynistic statement he claimed that there was nothing objectionable.

“Now anyone can get married to a Kashmiri girl without any issue. That is all I said and it is the truth. This is freedom for the people of Kashmir. That is why we organised the event. Now, Kashmiris have attained freedom … Modiji has fulfilled our dream. The whole country is celebrating the move,” Saini said.

Source : Various