Srinagar, October 03 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic President Mehbooba Mufti has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party government is trying to pitch Gujjars against Paharis in the Jammu region and appealed to the communities to stand united to foil New Delhi’s nefarious designs.
Talking to reporters in Srinagar, Mehbooba Mufti said, “There is a lot of tension in the Pir Panjal region for the last few days since there is a talk of reservation to the Pahari community. Brothers have been turned into foes and they are baying for each other’s blood. They are being made to fight against each other.”
She said this in reference to the rumors being circulated in a section of the Indian media that at a rally in Rajouri on Tuesday, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah will announce reservation for the Pahari community in jobs and education.
Mufti said the Gujjars and the Paharis have lived together for centuries and should stop fighting against each other.
“I request the Gujjar, Bakerwal and Pahari communities to stop fighting against each other and remember that everything is provided by God. God will provide what a person deserves. Home ministers will come and go, the BJP is there today, but won’t be tomorrow.”
“However, the animosity, the fissures that they develop will remain…. All of you belong to one faith, you live in the same place,” she said.
The PDP chief said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) first pitched Hindus and Muslims against one another and is now pitching Gujjars and Paharis against each other.
“I request all of you to stop this. Whatever is destined for someone, he will get it. Live together and foil their designs,” she said.