Jammu & Kashmir

Can go to any extent to protect future of our young generation, says Mehbooba Mufti

‘GoI should opt Mufti Syed’s vision to make JK a bridge of peace with neighboring countries’


Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that they can go to any extent to protect the future of the young generation of JK.

She also stated that the government of India must choose the formula of her father’s vision, which was to make Jammu and Kashmir a bridge of peace with neighboring countries.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of her first-ever meeting with the young wing of the party after the abrogation of Article 370, Mehbooba said they have already fought against task force, POTA and other things, but this time their fight is for the restoration of identity of Jammu and Kashmir as well as for the resolution of Kashmir issue.

“To protect the future of our young generation, we can go to any extent. I am happy that our youth are dedicated,” she said.

She said PDP has always been advocating for making JK a bridge of peace. “It was Mufti Sahab’s dream to make JK a bridge of peace with the neighbouring countries. At a time when China has been making movements along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), I think the government of India must follow the formula of my father to ensure peace with the neighbouring countries,” she said.

Asked about the government’s statement on repealing land laws, she said the government spokesman must be aware that all the laws that were existing in Jammu and Kashmir were people friendly and every steps vis-à-vis laws has been taken with the consent of people. “This is for the time that the laws are being implemented, which are even against the existence of the people in Jammu and Kashmir,” she said.

Pertinently, PDP’s youth wing today met and interacted with Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. It was the first meeting with youth cadre after abrogation of Articles and bifurcating and downgrading the state to UT.

For the first time after revocation of Articles 370 and 35A, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) youth leaders met party president to deliberate on several issues in Srinagar.

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, PDP leaders mainly from its youth cadre were detained and then released on bail for holding a peaceful protest against the land laws and regulations being implemented in JK, the spokesman said.


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