Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s name has been mentioned in the seven-page letter written by Pakistan to the United Nations, latest media reports said on Thursday. Khattar is not the only BJP leader, whose name has been mentioned in the Pakistan’s letter. Vikram Saini, a BJP lawmaker from Uttar Pradesh has also been mentioned by Islamabad to highlight about the ‘atrocities on Kashmiri women’. According to a report by the NDTV, Khattar and Saini’s remarks on Kashmiri women have been mentioned under 'Gender-based Violence as a weapon of war’ section in its letter to the United Nations. Earlier, there were reports that Rahul Gandhi’s criticism against Modi government over Article 370 were mentioned by Pakistan in its letter.
The letter quoted Khattar’s remark: "Some people are now saying that as Kashmir is open, brides will be brought from there. But jokes apart, if (the gender) ratio is improved, then there will be right balance in society." After much outrage by politicians, Khattar had said that it was a ‘joke’.
Known for his misogynistic statements, Vikram Saini hit the headlines for his shocker on Article 370’s abrogation. A viral video showed Saini making misogynistic statements on Kashmiri girls. At an event to ‘celebrate’ the BJP’s success over Article 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, Saini reportedly exhorted the young, unmarried men to go to the Valley and marry ‘fair’ Kashmiri girls.
“Karyakarta bahut utsuk hai aur jo kunwaare hai, unki shaadi wahi karva denge, koi dikkat nahi hai. Kya dikkat hai? Pehle wahaan mahilaon par kitna atyachar tha. Wahaan ki ladki agar kisi Uttar Pradesh ke chorey se shaadi kar le, toh uski nagrikta khatam. Bharat ki nagrikta alag, Kashmir ki alag… Aur jo Muslim karyakarta hai yahaan par, unko khushi manani chahiye… Shaadi wahaan karo na, Kashmiri gori ladki se. Khushi manani chahiye. Poore chahe Hindu, Musalman koi ho. Yeh poore desh ke liye utsah ka vishay hai (The workers are very excited and those who are unmarried can get married there. Earlier, there was lot of atrocities on women. If a woman from Kashmir got married to a man from UP, her citizenship would be revoked. There was different citizenship for India and Kashmir),” Saini reportedly said.