Jammu, March 13 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti has said that her party will not remain silent about the onslaught of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the opposition parties in pursuit of its goal of “making India a BJP Rashtra.”
Mehbooba Mufti addressing a public meeting in Poonch said the gloomy faces of the people speak about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where thousands of youth have been jailed and an atmosphere of fear has been created.
“I want to ask all political parties to wake up as what happened to J&K (after 2019) is finally reaching their necks. You preferred to remain silent or speak in a half-hearted manner but we will not remain silent and will fight not only for ourselves but for you as well,” Mehbooba said.
The PDP leader, who is currently on a three-day tour of Pir Panjal region, said she was warning that BJP has turned the territory into a laboratory to experiment its policies before their implementation in other parts of the country.
“The opposition parties did not understand what was happening to us. Today when the BJP is trampling democracy by jailing opposition leaders with the help of the Enforcement Directorate and CBI, they have started feeling the heat,” she later told reporters.
She said the abrogation of Article 370 was unconstitutional but majority of the leaders stayed silent. “I am of firm belief that we will get back Article 370 with interest. They will come and ask what else you want.” Referring to the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on political leaders, including her and two other former chief ministers, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba said J&K was turned into a jail and an atmosphere of fear was created to silence the people.
She also opposed the property tax and hiring of a previously black listed company by the J-K administration to fill vacancies in different government departments and said the youth are the worst sufferers of the policies of the administration.