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Mehbooba Mufti takes jibe at PM Modi’s youth empowerment remarks

Says youth are jailed under UAPA to preclude their chances of bail

SRINAGAR: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking about the future of those J&K youth who are now being jailed under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) to preclude their chances of getting bail.

Mehbooba Mufti in a press conference at the PDP office in Srinagar said that PM is talking of the future of youth who are being slapped with UAPA by them so that they would not get bail as was the possibility under PSA.

The Prime Minister is doing nothing when the largest minority community of India – Muslims are being bulldozed, Mehbooba said, adding, “J&K had extended its hand to a secular India in an expectation that Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Christians would live together, but nothing of such is happening right now.”

Regarding the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to J&K, Mehbooba Mufti said that in the backdrop of bulldozing a minority community, the PM is visiting to J&K, which has been destroyed by them by leaving no stone unturned. “J&K State has been downgraded to Union Territory, employees are being sacked, persons from outside are giving employment here by ignoring the locals… the future of J&K’s people has been destroyed,” said Mehbooba.

She said that the bulldozing process by the Centre was started in J&K after the constitutions of India, the erstwhile state of J&K, and democracy was bulldozed by them.

While questioned about Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks about conducting elections in J&K, she said that they have not been apprised about anything regarding elections yet. “Amid keeping J&K’s everything on sale, the news about the elections has not been heard by us,” she added.

Replying to a question, Mehbooba said that BJP has stymied the opposition political parties’ activities and has put an end to a political process. (KDC)

 

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