BJP, Congress Fume Over Mehbooba's Statement

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina | File Photo

Srinagar: Two major political parties the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress on Saturday slammed PDP President Mehbooba Mufti’s comparison of Kashmir situation with Afghanistan and accused her of indulging in "politics of hatred."

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina lashed out at Mehbooba for her remarks, and said she "is under some misconception. India is a powerful country and our Prime Minister is Narendra Modi unlike (US president) Joe Biden who withdrew from Afghanistan. Whether it is the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, LeT, JeM, or Hizbul anyone who conspires against India will be destroyed."

The PDP president has committed a great sin against the country. People of Jammu and Kashmir are patriots who love their nation and are keeping the national flag flying high. They are helping the police, Army and paramilitary forces in combating terrorism, he said.

He further claimed that Mufti has lost ground in Jammu and Kashmir and the people have rejected her.

Now, she is remembering the Taliban which has destroyed Afghanistan, killed innocent women and children, and trampling on the rights of people, including journalists and sportspersons, Raina said.

Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill also condemned her remarks.

"Mehbooba Mufti quoted speech is highly condemnable & provocative . Rather than preaching peace, exposing Govt on policy issues, if your politics requires you to threaten the establishment with violent consequences then clearly you are steering on the wrong path-Sad & Shameful," Shergill said.

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