SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said preventing PDP youth from holding a meeting in South Kashmir reinforces GOIs strategy of not allowing any meaningful political engagement.
Mehbooba in a series of tweets said, “PDP youth is not being allowed to conduct a meeting in Bijbehara today. The gates leading to Mufti Sahab’s grave have been locked & blocked with barbed wires. Can Jammu and Kashmir Police explain why were these young men roughed up?
“Preventing PDP youth from holding a meeting in South Kashmir reinforces GOIs strategy of not allowing any meaningful political engagement. Esp one that involves Kashmiri youngsters.GOI wants to justify their iron fist approach by branding all Kashmiris as perpetrators of violence”, she said.
“Daily encounters where militants are killed have become a source of celebration for GOI. But PDP doesn’t believe in violence or dignity in death. We want to fight peacefully & politically. By discouraging political activities GOI is pushing Kashmiris to the wall”, she added.