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The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, February 19, sought legal action against Jawaharlal Nehru University Professor Amita Singh for appealing for public execution of 40 Kashmiri persons to avenge the killing of at least 40 CRPF soldiers in Kashmir last week.
Singh,who is currently a member of the Indian Council of Social Science Research and Member Secretary of JNU Ethics Review Board, in her tweet on February 17 had accused that the three checking barriers erected on the way of CRPF convoy were removed by the order of Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and she should hand over 40 Kashmiris for public execution if Mufti felt any pain for soldiers.
The RDX filled vehicle could not be checked as the 3 check barriers were removed by mehbooba mufti. Governor pl. reinstate everything removed by her. Mehbooba Mf. Should now hand over her 40 people for public execution if she really feels hurt for our 40 soldiers.culpability.
— AMITA SINGH (@amitawah) February 17, 2019
PDP, through its Twitter handle on Tuesday, said that Singh is peddling concocted and ridiculous allegations and it will initiate legal action against her.
This is a professor at #JNU making up concocted stories & ridiculous allegations against @MehboobaMufti She does not stop at that, is also calling for public hanging of Kashmiris. We register strong protest and will initiate legal action against her. @DelhiPolice pls take note pic.twitter.com/feqw2qz3gP
— J&K PDP (@jkpdp) February 19, 2019
Enraged after the allegation, Mufti accused Singh of being "ignorant and diabolical". Mufti said Singh aims to prosecute Kashmiris with imaginative stories. She said, "How can someone who imparts education be so diabolical & ignorant by choice? Is she educated in the real sense? She seems to possess an unfettered imagination with an aim to persecute Kashmiris. Ironical that she teaches ethics and law!"
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Singh, who is not new to controversies, is well known for her hateful remarks against Kashmiris, dalits and Muslims. Aejaz Ahmad Rather, a JNU student from Kashmir had alleged that Singh targeted students on their social backgrounds in the campus and called him as someone who “looks like a terrorist who has committed 10 bomb blasts.”
Talking to NewsClick, Rather who is also the general secretary of the JNU Students’ Union, said that her tweets are adding fuel to the prevailing horrible condition. He said, "Kashmiri students are safe inside the campus but they are still afraid. They are being targeted across the country and with her tweets, she is acting like a war monger. What kind of mentality is this that 40 Kashmiri people should be executed? She is inciting violence with her statements.
Rather said that Singh has been particularly targeting Kashmiri students and cited her tweets posted on Monday which sought complete elimination of students like him from the campus.
Fake news hate campaigners of JNUSU, sai balaji,aijaz rather etc are now asking for police protection even though this same police force was of rapists, custodial torturers! Campus is incestuously controlled by this rotten stuff. Time to eradicate them ruthlessly! Listen MHA!
— Amita (@Amita37687008) February 19, 2019
Earlier, Amita Singh had hit the headlines after she had called the dalit and Muslim teachers of the University anti-national in an interview to a website. Replying to a question on how many teachers in the campus are anti-national, she had said, “Teachers are hardly 10, but they portray as if everybody is with them. You think a teacher in an institution like JNU would be so stupid as to back anti-national slogans? These are just five or six persons and they are dalits and Muslims. They have their grudges.”