Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday termed the LoC cross trade ban a major setback to the Indo-Pak relations.
“Whatever Vajpayee has done Modi wants to demolish that. All the steps taken by Vajpayee Ji, whether it is cross LoC trade, cross LoC bus service, opening of other major routes and the related CBMs. It seems the NDA government is hell-bent to demolish all those CBMs,” she said while talking to reporters.
Mehbooba, who is very vocal against the policies of Modi led government, said these are the worst times for the country and those candidates are being fielded to contest elections who talk negative to destabilize communal harmony, incite violence and destroy good relations with the neighboring country.
Earlier, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, during his Friday sermon said that instead of enhancing people to people contact, Government of India, is losing whatever was achieved since the time of Atal Behari Vajapyee.
On Thursday, Government of India suspended the cross LoC trade.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said that the action was taken as the Government has been ‘receiving reports of cross LoC trade routes being misused by Pakistan based elements for funneling illegal weapons, narcotics & fake currency.’
(With inputs from KNS)