Mehbooba bats for restoration of article 370 after coming under barrage of criticism
By: Muzamil Bhat CK
After the series of tweets by Sajad Gani Lone sharply criticizing Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah for maintaining silence over the issue of restoration of article 370 in the recent opposition meet of Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has asked New Delhi to restore article 370 if they want peace to return not only in the JK but also in subcontinent.
Earlier Sajad Lone questioned the wisdom of these two parties as they participated in the 19 party opposition meet for their silence over the issue of restoration of article 370. He said that it was unfortunate that the leadership of Kashmir is joining the brigade of political parties which says that they do not talk about article 370.
Addressing a gathering at southern district of Kulgam, Mehbooba, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said for the everlasting peace in Kashmir, Government of India must restore special status which they snatched illegally on August 5, 2019 and also resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue.
About Taliban, the PDP chief said that Taliban made US forces flee from Afghanistan, but the entire world is watching the behaviour of Taliban. “I urge the Taliban not to commit any act that forces the world to go against them. Role of guns is over in the Taliban and the world community is watching how they would behave with the people,” She said.
The PDP chief said that in 1947, the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru entered into accession with the then J&K leadership with a promise that the identity of people would be protected by all means and a special status would be granted. “Had BJP been in power at that point of time, J&K wouldn’t have been part of India today,” she said.
She alleged that BJP is misusing its agencies to crush the dissent in Kashmir. “If better sense doesn’t prevail in the BJP camp, India is all set to break into parts on communal and religious lines,” the PDP chief said.
With inputs from KNO