Looking other way
There is no doubt to the fact that when the mainstream political leaders including former chief ministers were arrested during the intervening night of August 4 and 5, 2019, most of the political leadership and civil society members remained mum on these developments.
Even many lawmakers from Congress welcomed the move of the BJP government to abrogate article 370 and the opposition parties at New Delhi did not respond to the developments especially about the arrests of hundreds of mainstream political activists including lawmakers and ministers.
“Whatever the government has taken away from us they will have to return it. It is sad that when we were humiliated, oppressed and jailed after the abrogation of Article 370, people of India looked the other way. Today oppression is knocking on your doors, young girls are being arrested and farmers are being targeted,” Mehbooba said during a public event recently in Kupwara.
She has genuine concern about the silence maintained by the common people also in the rest of the country while the government is not restoring even the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir as promised by them while abrogating article 370 in on the floor of the house.
Mehbooba Mufti is also getting reversed within the party as many of her senior leaders have left from PDP and she has recently asserted that she would be for the restoration of article 370 even if she is alone and is ready to face all the consequences which will arise for the restoration of this right.