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Meghalaya Governor calls for boycott of "everything Kashmiri", Slammed

People like Tathagata want Kashmir but without Kashmiris, Omar says reacting on Roy's comments

Tuesday February 19, 2019 8:26 PM, ummid.com News Network

Tathagata Roy

New Delhi: Tathagata Roy, a known RSS member who is holding a constitutional post of Governor of Meghalaya, is facing the ire of jounalists and political leaders after he called for boycotting "everything Kashmiri".

"These are the bigots driving Kashmir over the abyss. While you are at it Tathagata why don’t you stop using our rivers to generate your electricity as well?" former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter.

Omar was responding to Roy's remarks who called for the boycott of Kashmiri products, Kashmiri traders and asked people to stop going to Amarnath Yatra.

“People like Tathagata want Kashmir but without Kashmiris. They’d sooner see us driven in to the sea. He’ll be best placed to know he can’t have one without the other so what’s it to be?” Omar said in another Twitter.

"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 (sic)", Roy wrote on Twitter.

Suhasini Haider, senior journalist and daughter of BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, even asked President of India to take note of Roy's racist tweet.

“Governor of Meghalaya appears to have violated the oath he took under Section 159 of the Indian Constitution: “Will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and the law”. For @rashtrapatibhvn to take note", she wrote on twitter.

Slamming the Meghalaya Governor for his controversial post, senior journalist Siddharth Vardarajan and called for his removal from the key post.

“Is this account impersonating the Meghalaya governor? If it is, the police should ask Twitter to immediately take it down. And if it is a genuine account, this gentleman should be booked under Section 153 of the IPC and removed as governor forthwith. What a disgrace he is", he wrote on Twitter.

Roy's outrageous comments came amidst attacks on Kashmiris and Kashmiri students in many parts of the country following a terrorist attack on CRPF troopers on February 14.

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