Baramulla, Feb 18: The former chief minister and president People’s Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said they are fighting for the restoration lost identity of Jammu and Kashmir and if the centre doesn’t want to give statehood back to J&K, they will not beg before them.
Mehbooba Mufti said this while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a workers meeting in north Kashmir’s Baramulla distrcit.
According to KNS correspondent, she said that when Jammu and Kashmir merged with India it merged like a crown and it was not like a common state like others.
“We want the restoration of rights and identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and if they want to give statehood to Jammu and Kashmir or not, we will not beg before them,” she said.
She said that the agenda of PDP is the peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue and with that to restore the lost identity of Jammu and Kashmir.
She also said that they have to fight for the rights and restoration of lost identity of Jammu and Kashmir that was snatched on August 05, 2019.
“We have to fight for these rights in a peaceful manner like the farmers have been doing in various parts of the country. We have to do the same to restore our lost identity,” she said.
On being asked about property tax and domicile law, she said that all these laws have been brought to break the backbone of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The government is doing all this to make people of Jammu and Kashmir poor. This is conspiracy to bring in property tax and other taxes in Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.
She said that by bringing in these laws they want to loot Jammu and Kashmir and want to divert the attention from the real issue of Kashmir.
She also said that if the government believes that everything is fine in Jammu and Kashmir they why do they need to bring in people and delegations from across the world to assess the ground situation here.
“To make these delegations realise that everything is normal in Kashmir, they removed bunkers at various places while more than 10 lakh security personnel are still there in the valley. They are misleading even these delegations and a select few people of made to talk with these delegations,” she said.
Mehbooba also condemned the attack by unknown gunmen on a youth last night in Srinagar city.