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Not just Muslims, Dogras of Jammu also being ignored by BJP: Mehbooba

Mehbooba Mufti | The Dispatch

JAMMU: Alleging that BJP does not spare those who don’t stay with them, former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that it is not only the Muslims of Kashmir, but the Dogras of Jammu are also being ignored by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

She also hit at the Centre for not appointing the top officials from the indigenous Dogra community and asserted that the incumbent government was bent on making Jammu and Kashmir a “BJP rashtra”.

While addressing a conference in Jammu on Saturday, PDP Chief alleged that the government did not want to make Jammu and Kashmir a Muslim-majority authority but wanted to instil the concept of “BJP rashtra”.

“Those who are living in an illusion that the BJP is only making the lives of Muslims miserable are wrong. This is only half the reality. Not only Muslims, but they (BJP) are intentionally ignoring the indegionious Dogra community. They are only willing to make “BJP rastra”, she said.

During the conference, Mufti raised grave questions about the appointment of lieutenant governor and other top positions in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Jammu’s demography has changed. Where are the Dogras? Why isn’t our Governor (LG) from the Dogra community? Why aren’t those at important posts like DG and SP from the Dogra community?” she asked.
“The one who stays with them is fine, but the one who does not stay with them, they will make his condition worse than Muslims.

“Those who think this is their community, it is not theirs but it is Godse’s community. This is the community which did not take any part in the freedom struggle,” she added.


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