Mehbooba for peaceful struggle to get back honor and rights of people
By: Tariq Shah VOV
Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said that farmers’ protests from the past so many weeks were the mirror of reality before the people of Jammu and Kashmir that the peaceful protests are being supported at the global level while gun and violence have no place in present times.
Addressing a party convention at Dak Bunglow in Anantnag district, Mehbooba said guns were no solution to any problem and people of Jammu and Kashmir should resort to peaceful protests to get back their rights from New Delhi.
“I appeal to our children to not pick up the gun. It is no solution to any problem. It is giving a bad name to our struggle as Kashmiris are being labeled as terrorists and it does not help us” Mehbooba was quoted by the local news agencies speaking these words at Anantnag.
“This is the reason the world is not advocating our cause and our children are getting killed. We should learn from farmers how they are holding peaceful protests without holding stones and guns in their hands. World is supporting them,” she was further quoted.
She asked her party workers to raise their voice peacefully. “We don’t have any war with India and its people. We are fighting against the BJP government,” Mehbooba said. “We are seeking from India what was snatched from us on August 5, 2019 by the Parliament. Will we seek this from Pakistan or China? No. We are seeking from the Indian Parliament, she asserted.
Meanwhile news agencies while reporting about her speech from Anantnag said, “Why BJP gets angry when I say they have to return with interest what was snatched from us,” she asked. She said the Kashmir issue was lingering for the last 70 years.
“It was Mufti Mohammad Saeed’s dream to bring peace in J-K. He even joined hands with the BJP when we formed government in 2015. My father believed dialogue was the only solution to any problem. In 2003, when we formed the government, New Delhi held talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat, and peace returned here. New routes were opened.
Adding new schools and colleges were established, “Mufti Sahab told Vajpayee to make borders irrelevant and wanted a peaceful solution to Kashmir problem,” she said.
(With inputs from KINS)