Srinagar, December 20 (KMS): Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has said the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir has worsened after the abrogation of Article 370 and called on the Kashmiris to stand up for their snatched rights.
Addressing a party convention in Poonch district, Mehbooba termed the New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 “wrong, unconstitutional and undemocratic” and said that India played with the dignity and honour of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“In view of the prevailing situation, the biggest responsibility lies with the youth. The situation has worsened after the abrogation of Article 370 and they (India) are not only taking away our land and jobs but have also played with our honour and dignity. They will not stop till they finish our existence,” Mehbooba said.
If people want to keep Jammu and Kashmir alive, the only option before them is to stand up for their “snatched” rights with determination and unity, “otherwise they (India) will loot everything from us”, she said.”Our struggle did not end on August 5 (2019), instead it was the day when it actually started. We need your support to take this struggle to its logical conclusion in a peaceful manner,” she added.
The PDP leader said the youth of Jammu and Kashmir are driven to frustration so that they can ruin their lives by taking to drugs or picking up guns to get killed.
“They have already separated the Hindus and are browbeating Dalits. Now they want to divide Muslim votes on the lines of various names, parties and sects. They have already created many parties and their only intention is to gain a majority in the assembly so that they can justify the August 5, 2019 decision,” she said.”They want to weaken our case against the August 5 development in the (Indian) Supreme Court,” she added.