‘Instead of ordering ban on gadgets, Admin should ensure free electricity to JK people’
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir is part of India because of the first prime Minister of India, Late Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Addressing media persons, Mehbooba, as per Kashmir News Observer, said that it is because of Jawahar Lal Nehru’s secularism, democratic values, and others like Mahatma Gandhi, Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad, Dr B R Ambedkar and Sardar Vallabhai Patel that JK is part of India today.
“Had there been no relation between Jawahar Lal Nehru with Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah and relation with Kashmiris then JK would not have been part of India. If the present regime would have been in the government in 1947, Jammu and Kashmir could never have opted to integrate with India where there is no scope for secularism, democracy,” she said.
She further said that unity is the only way to fight for rights and can help in restoring Article 370.
Mehbooba also said that it is unfortunate that despite generating electricity, the people here are being asked not to use the heaters and boilers; rather the administration should ensure free electricity to the people and give compensation to JK for Indus-Water Treaty.