Mamata Banerjee criticises Manohar Lal Khattar's comment on Kashmir

Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 20:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Kolkata

Without naming Khattar, Mamata Banerjee in a tweet said, "We, and more so people holding high public office, must restrain ourselves from making insensitive comments about the beloved people of Jammu and Kashmir."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comes out after meeting with newly appointed State Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (unseen), at Governor House in Kolkata. Pic/PTI
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee comes out after meeting with newly appointed State Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar (unseen), at Governor House in Kolkata. Pic/PTI

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday criticised her Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's remark on Kashmiri girls. She said people holding high office should restrain from making insensitive comments about people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Without naming Khattar, Banerjee in a tweet said, "We, and more so people holding high public office, must restrain ourselves from making insensitive comments about the beloved people of Jammu and Kashmir. These are hurtful, not only for J&K but the entire nation."

Her comments stem in the backdrop of Khattar's recent statement that people from Haryana "could now get brides from Kashmir" apparently in reference to the scrapping of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution.

In a rally at Fatehabad, Khattar said, "Our minister Dhankhar ji used to say that we will have to bring daughters-in-law from Bihar if the number of girls reduces and the number of boys increases. Now people say that since Kashmir is open, we can bring girls from there. Jokes apart, if there is a good (sex) ratio, the balance in the society will be set right."

"The state of Harayana has been infamous for the skewed sex ratio. People used to say that girl children are killed here. We launched a campaign to save girl child in the state. Earlier, the sex ratio was 850 against every 1000 boys. Now it stands at 933 in the state," he added.

Also Read: Manohar Lal Khattar: Now we can bring Kashmiri girls

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