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Delimitation: Mehbooba not surprised, says it is political mapping for BJP


SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party President, Mehbooba Mufti Monday said that the delimitation commission proposal has not come as a surprise and it is another onslaught on the democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Talking with the media at the party headquarters, Mehbooba said that PDP was always suspicious and the delimitation commission is basically the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) agenda.

“BJP wants to strengthen its constituencies. They want to disempower the majority communities, be it in Rajouri, Chenab valley,” she said. Mehbooba said that merging Anantnag parliamentary seat with the Jammu regions has made their voters irrelevant.

“How will a parliamentarian reach Rajouri or Chenab valley when the road remains closed for six months,” she said.

Mehbooba said that BJP is executing Godse agenda to divide the Hindu and Muslim communities, which is “unacceptable” and it is a sheer dictatorship that is prevailing in the country.

While reacting to the arrest of Journalists in Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti said that the Government is curbing every dissent in the Valley. “Fahad has been arrested. Earlier Sajad Gul was arrested and now I came to know that more Journalists are being summoned,” Mehbooba said.

“Nobody is allowed to speak up in Kashmir. Our district president for Ganderbal was arrested just because he spoke against the Delimitation Commission. He was taken to the police station, but was released later,” she said—(KNO)


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