Kashmir in pain, alleges PDP leader
- Mehbooba Mufti alleges Kashmir is in pain and it has become a prison where people are not allowed to express themselves.
- Corruption is at its peak in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, local residents are being deprived of jobs, adds the PDP president.
Claiming Kashmir is in pain, J&K’s ex-Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar to protest the alleged repression of UT people and demanded that the “killing of innocents be stopped immediately”.
The PDP president said she decided to stage the protest in the National Capital as she was never allowed to register her protest in Kashmir. She said she was either detained at her house or whisked away by the police every time she planned a protest.
It is worth mentioning here that National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah had yesterday remarked that to change the course of events in J&K, the UT people should protest as the farming community did for the repeal of the three contentious farm laws.
Carrying a placard that read “Kashmir is in pain”, Mehbooba said, “You have seen what happened in Nagaland where 13 civilians were gunned down. An FIR has been lodged immediately. Why does the same not happen in Kashmir as well? Though I do not have much hope that anything is going to come out of these inquiries, still the government is seen doing something.”
When she was requested by photojournalists to remove her facemask for better pictures, she smilingly said, “If I remove the mask, I can be booked under UAPA immediately.”