Mehbooba also boycotts assembly elections

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Joining National Conference vice President Omar Abdullah, Peoples Democratic Party President Mehooba Mufti has also announced to boycott assembly elections in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in view of threat to the cultural, social, and political identity of the territory at the hands of Modi’s communal regime.

Earlier National Conference President Farooq Abdullah announced that his son Omar Abdullah would not contest assembly elections till statehood to Jammu and Kashmir is restored.

Interacting with media persons in Srinagar, Mehbooba Mufti said that participating in the next election was not her priority.

“Those at the helm of the affairs are hell-bent on stifling dissent voice. An atmosphere of fear, hatred and uncertainty has been created in Jammu and Kashmir. In such an atmosphere participating in the election is an important question for me”, Mehbooba said.

She said that “attaining power is not my priority. We are fighting to save our very existence because those at the helm of the affairs are trying to destroy our existence”.

Mehbooba maintained that the BJP wants to impose its communal agenda in Jammu and Kashmir. “BJP wants to erase the cultural, social, and political identity of Jammu and Kashmir. It is continuously damaging the national constitution”, she added.

She also said that the Modi regime is running political affairs with a colonial mindset. “Unfortunately, J&K has become a laboratory for their experiments. Gandhi’s India has become Godse’s India”, she said.—KMS

 

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