Srinagar: The BJP MLAs who thrashed Independent MLA Engineer Rashid over holding a beef party have warned him against carrying out such bashes in the future.
Rahid, MLA from Langate, had hosted a beef party on the lawns of the MLA hostel here. As per reports, guests were served beef kebabs, 'ristas' (meat balls) and beef patties.
BJP MLAs said that when they came face-to-face with Rashid today morning in the assembly they questioned him about the beef party.
Rashid responded by saying that he would organise a thousand more such parties in Kashmir. One BJP MLA also claimed that Rashid specifically mentioned “cow beef party”.
Hearing such a statement, the BJP MLAs allegedly lost their cool and assaulted Rashid.
“What he did was a violation of Constitution of J&K. He said in the Assembly that he will hold 1000 more parties like this,” BJP MLA Ravinder Raina asserted.
Another BJP MLA added that Rashid had hurt the sentiments of Hindus, who are a minority in Jammu and Kashmir.
The MLAs later warned that Rashid would be thrashed all 1000 times if he went ahead and held 1000 beef parties.
The beef row first erupted after a division bench of the High Court in Jammu directed the state to strictly implement the ban in the state as per the law.