Crescent Kashmir

Journalists sent here to show normalcy, claims Mehbooba Mufti

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday has claimed that some journalists have been sent to Kashmir valley to show normalcy and to show that everything was hunky dory on the second anniversary of abrogation of article 370.

She said that for the permanent peace in Jammu and Kashmir, India will have to talk to Pakistan in order to hammer out a mutually acceptable solution to all parties.

According to KNT in its report while quoting Mehbooba Mufti it has said in its report, demanding resolution of Kashmir issue, Mehbooba Mufti said that when India has already talked to Pakistan to ensure implementation of ceasefire agreement, why it can’t have dialogue with the same country to get the Kashmir issue resolved.

The former Chief Minister was talking to reporters after the PDP workers staged a protest against the annulment of special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

She said Jammu and Kashmir should become a bridge of peace between India and Pakistan.

“This day when the BJP is celebrating the annulment of Article 370 across India, people of Kashmir are mourning. BJP destroyed Jammu and Kashmir through its erring policies. In 2019, our rights were snatched by the BJP government and we will take those rights back,” Mehbooba Mufti as per news agency Kashmir News Trust said.

She alleged that parachute journalists (journalists from outside Kashmir) have been sent here to show normalcy. “Shopkeepers were threatened of losing their lease deeds in case they don’t open up shops. The Auto drivers were asked to ply on the roads. We have to resist this oppression,” she said.

Mehbooba Mufti said the arrest spree continues in Kashmir which speaks volumes. She said the government has let loose a reign of terror in the Valley that needs to be resisted. The oppression that started in 2019 will come to an end one day,” she said.

With inputs from KNT

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