Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on Monday stoked a contemporary controversy together with her comment that children within the area have no option however to pick up gun of their palms.
“Youth is without jobs. Youngsters don’t have any option than to pick up arms. Terror recruitment has increased. People from other states are getting jobs in Jammu and Kashmir,” the Peoples Democratic Party chief stated.
She stated that the Modi authorities wants to pursue the Vajpayee doctrine. “The youth are feeling disenchanted,” she claimed.
“The state of Jammu is worse than Kashmir,” she opined.
On Article 370, she stated that “we associated ourselves with India on a condition that our special status will remain intact”.
“Our land, jobs and other things will be for the people of the valley and not for others. The darkness post the abrogation of article 370 has engulfed the valley as well as Jammu,” she stated.
She added that the PDP’s stand is that Jammu and Kashmir shouldn’t be a reason for confrontation however a bridge between India and its neighbours.
Mufti had earlier stated that she would go to any extent to safeguard the way forward for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir by striving for the restoration of the erstwhile state’s particular standing.
The Centre had in August 2019 revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing beneath Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated it into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir division; Ladakh division.
Several Jammu and Kashmir events together with the NC and PDP have floated a brand new alliance — Peoples Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration. NC’s Farooq Abdullah has been appointed because the chairman of the alliance. Mufti is the depty chairman. The alliance’s goal is to restore the particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir.