Will Fight For Art 370 Restoration Even If Left Alone: Mehbooba

Mehbooba Mufti

Rajouri: Former Chief Minister and President Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was tearing apart the very spirit of India to build its organisation in furtherance of what she described as “vindictive and fanatic political agenda.”

“Journalists and columnists are being booked for reporting facts, farmers are being targeted and defamed for seeking their rights, students and minorities are being pushed to walls. NIA, CBI, ED and every agency was being used to settle political scores and curb democratic voices”, she said.

Mehbooba was addressing workers convention in this border township for the first time after abrogation of special status of erstwhile state.

“The sole purpose of this brazen use of muscle power and government machinery to squeeze political space in the country is aimed at strengthening BJP as organisation”, she said adding “Unfortunately this is being done at the cost of India’s interests both internally and externally”. She said that the plans of fanatic forces to enforce majoritarianism have not succeeded anywhere in the world and it is bound to fail here too.

Reiterating her stand about the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, abrogated by union government, Mufti said that her party shall carry forward the struggle even if it is left alone to fight. “I have made it clear that my personal struggle is only for restoration of dignity and honour of people. My party and our workers have pledged to be with me in the fight which is surely going to be long and tough. I want to assure you that we shall not give up and I am confident that the day will come when New Delhi will restore everything forcibly and unconstitutionally snatched from us along with interests”, she said while urging people to stand firm and united.

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