Do not cede space to BJP in IIOJK, Mehbooba Mufti tells youth

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Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday urged the youths to participate in future civic of Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is their ”weapon” to fight for their rights and they should not cede space to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Addressing a party function in Srinagar, Me-hbooba Mufti warned New Delhi not to behave “like raiders…”.

She again lashed out at the BJP for the scrapping of Article 370 in 2019.

“You played with our dignity, our identity. You destroyed the whole state. This will not work,” she added.

Mufti asked the youth not to cede space to the BJP. “If panchayat elections or municipal elections take place, I want to tell the youth especially not to cede space to them,” she said.

Meanwhile, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities have asked former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti and seven former legislators to vacate government quarters in the Housing Colony, Khanabal area of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district.

Reports said that Mehbooba Mufti and three other former legislators were served an eviction notice by the executive magistrate (1st Class), Islamabad, on the directives of the Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad.

The magistrate said the occupants of quarter No 1, 4, 6 and 7, which belong to ex-MLA Mohammad Altaf Wani, ex-MLA Abdul Rahim Rather, ex-MLA Abdul Majeed Butt and former CM Mehbooba Mufti respectively, have been asked to vacate within 24 hours.

Others who have also been asked to vacate government quarters include ex-MLA Altaf Shah, ex-MLC Bashir Shah, ex-MLC Chaudhhry Nizamuddin, ex-MLA Abdul Kabir Pathan and MC councillor Sheikh Mohiuddin.

Moreover, in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian police arrested and disappeared in custody 55-year-old Mushtaq Ahmed Butt in Srina-gar city.

Mushtaq Ahmed Butt was arrested by police from his house in Chanpora area of the city. The family of the detained person told media men that Mushtaq was shifted to some unknown place while police are denying his arrest and disappearance in custody.

The family urged the world human rights bodies to take notice and save the victim from the Indian state terrorism.—KMS