Mehbooba resolves to continue struggle for Kashmir cause

Says agenda of BJP is based on dividing Hindus and Muslims of India


APP January 12, 2022

ISLAMABAD:

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti has vowed to continue her struggle for the restoration of Article 370 and 35-A of the constitution in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) besides a final settlement to the long-standing held territory.  

“We will continue our struggle to restore our identity and [for the] settlement of the Kashmir issue for which thousands of people [have] lost their lives, thousands of children became orphans and women became widows,” Mehbooba said.   

According to Kashmir Media Service, the PDP president was talking to reporters at party office in Srinagar.

“We will continue our struggle until we achieve the logical goal,” she maintained, adding “Whatever the circumstances, we will face them undeterred.”    

On Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi’s claim that the elections in the Indian state were a fight between Hindus and Muslims, Mehbooba said: “They have no agenda of development. That is why they are playing the Hindu-Muslim card.”

She asked, “Those who are praying for the killer of Mahatma Gandhi, what can you expect from them?”   

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Mehbooba noted that all parties in Kashmir were holding rallies while only PDP workers were barred from offering “Fateha” on the grave of Mufti Mohammad Syed on the pretext of coronavirus. “Are Covid restrictions only for PDP?” she questioned.

The election agenda of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is based on dividing Hindus and Muslims of India, while the party has nothing to offer on developmental front and other issues, she observed.

“They only have one agenda in their hands which is rioting between Hindus and Muslims of the country. They only want to break the harmony between the two communities by stoking communal flares and that is why they are attacking the age-old communal harmony of the nation only for elections.”

Mehbooba stressed that the PDP, formed with a vision provided by her father Mufti Mohammad Syed, would play a “vital role” to restore Kashmir’s identity and to end killings in the state.

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