PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said her party does not see any hope in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Jammu. She also alleged that the BJP-led central government has pushed the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to despair.
Srinagar. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said her party does not see any hope in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Jammu. She also alleged that the BJP-led central government has pushed the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to despair. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba told reporters here, “What can we expect? The Prime Minister talked about the youth and the future of Jammu and Kashmir. What is their future? Was the PSA (Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act) not enough that now cases are being registered against the youth under UAPA,” he said.
Mehbooba said that Modi’s statement is ironic, as employment and business opportunities are being given to outsiders in Jammu and Kashmir. “Jobs are going out, mining leases and liquor licenses are also being given to outsiders. The electricity generated in J&K provides electricity to homes and factories across the country, but the situation in Kashmir is dire on this front too. has kept. “He is offering 50 per cent reduction in stamp duty for people buying land here,” he said.
The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister hit out at the prime minister for keeping her silence on the violence against Muslims. “The livelihood of Muslims, their homes and their dignity are being bulldozed right near the prime minister’s residence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri, but Modi is not doing anything about it,” she alleged. As a Muslim majority state, Jammu and Kashmir joined India on the basis of the principles of secularism. “We thought that Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians would live together. But now this is not happening. Muslims, the largest minority in the country, are very scared.
Mehbooba said that the Prime Minister’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir is taking place against the backdrop of his being a mute spectator when 200 million Muslims were facing bulldozers. He alleged, “He comes to visit Jammu and Kashmir, which he left no stone unturned to destroy. Our rights have been taken away… we have been reduced from one state to one union territory. Outsiders are being given preference in jobs here, while people from Jammu and Kashmir are being rejected.
The PDP president also alleged that the BJP-led Center has “crushed not only democracy, but also the Constitution.” Haven’t heard anything. Mehbooba said, “The way they (Centre) are controlling Jammu and Kashmir with remote control, we are not seeing any news about the elections.