Independent Jammu and Kashmir MLA Engineer Rashid, who had hosted a beef party in Srinagar, by members of the Hindu Sena in Delhi on Monday.
Rashid was earlier thrashed by BJP MLAs inside the J&K Assembly on October 9 over the beef party he hosted at the MLA hostel in Srinagar.
Today’s attack occurred when Rashid was holding a press conference at the Delhi Press Club.
Hindu Sena leader Vishnu Gupta later claimed responsibility for the attack. The Delhi Police later detained two people in connection with the case.
An angry Rashid later said, “What has happened to (Sudheendra) Kulkarni has happened to me. The world can see where India stands..you used to say Pakistan is being talibanized but this happens in India:.”
Rashid went on to ‘salute’ Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
“We believed in the India of Mahatma Gandhi not of Togadia and Hindu Mahasabha…I salute Jinnah that he created a separate Pakistan because he knew that they will not let Muslims live in India,” he said.
“Mr. Modi should say sorry to the nation,” he added.