Launching a scathing attack on forces attempting to fragment Jammu & Kashmir to disempowered its people, People`s Democratic Party (PDP) president Ms Mehbooba Mufti said that our society needs to collectively reject these renewed nefarious moves.
Speaking at a massive worker’s convention in Tangmarg, Mehbooba said that division of our state on sectarian lines, aggravating the fault lines are the ways and means of fragmenting our state and weaken our special status and thus dilute its Muslim majority character.
“Recent statement of some right-wing political leaders using the lure of sops for a particular community, the tactical mandate for Lok Sabha elections by some parties and fielding of proxies clearly point to design to fragment the popular mandate of the people of the state. Because they want to paddle the lies that only Kashmiri speaking Muslims of the valley is for the special status of the valley and all other sections of the society is not”, Mehbooba said.
Those igniting the fires of Gujjar-Pahari, Shia –Sunni, North-South divide are the real enemies of Jammu and Kashmir who need to be outrightly rejected,” she said.
Talking about the issue of a scuffle in Central Jail Srinagar, Mehbooba said that reports coming in on the issue so far sound conflicting, however, if the reports of shifting inmates outside the state are true it needs a serious rethink so as to not further the already inflammable situation.
Among others who addressed the rally were Senior PDP Leader Dr Mehboob Beig, Party candidate for North Kashmir Parliamentary constituency Abdul Qayoom Wani, party`s nominated candidate for Tangmarg assembly constituency Shabir Ahmad Mir.