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Meghalaya Governor tweets supporting boycott of ‘everything Kashmiri’

SHILLONG: Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy who stirred controversy in the past  for his blunt tweets,  has made yet another controversial tweet where he virtually supporting a call for a boycott of ‘everything Kashmiri’ in the wake of Pulwama attack

Quoting a retired colonel of the Indian Army, Tathagata Roy  on Tuesday tweeted, “An appeal from a retired colonel of the Indian Army: Don’t visit Kashmir, don’t go to Amarnath for the next 2 years. Don’t buy articles from Kashmir emporia or Kashmiri tradesman who come every winter. Boycott everything Kashmiri. I am inclined to agree.”

Roy followed it  up with some more tweets  saying, “Vociferously violent reactions from media and several others to my ECHOING OF a suggestion from a retired army colonel. A purely  NON-VIOLENT REACTION to the killing of our soldiers by the hundreds and the driving out of 3.5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits.”

Earlier, the Meghalaya Governor came with more tweets which read, “ The Pakistan Army (who is handling the Kashmiri separatists) was among their own in East Pakistan in 1971. They slaughtered and raped right and left. And they would have kept EP but for the whacking from India. I am not suggesting that we go that far. But at least some distance?.”

Roy’s comments on the micro-blogging site drew sharp reaction from former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. He said, “These are the bigots driving Kashmir over the abyss. While you are at it, Tathagata why you don’t stop using our rivers to generate your electricity as well?”

Another former Chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet termed the statement of Roy as deplorable  and urged the Union Government to sack him

“Deplorable statement coming from the Governor of Meghalaya. GoI must sack him immediately . If they fail to do so, it means he has their tacit approval and are using it as an election ploy to polarise the situation,” she said

There were many also in the tweeter who supported the tweets of Roy

 

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