Mehbooba says revocation of Article 370 has made Kashmir solution more complicated

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Me-hbooba Mufti has said that revocation of Article 370 by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government has made the resolution of the Kashmir dispute more complicated.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Me-hbooba Mufti said this while responding to a query on the sidelines of a condolence meet at Pahnoo in Shopian over the frequent house arrests of Peoples Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) leaders.

“PAGD aims to restore the honour and dignity of Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of our youth are jailed, journalists, who bring forth the reality, are jailed, commoners are being harassed. PAGD raises its voice on these issues, the Indian rulers do not want someone to talk about the reality – they want that a message be carried that everything is normal in Kashmir,” she said.

Mehbooba Mufti pointed out that the Indian rul-ers want to give an impression that by revocation of Article 370, they have solved the Kashmir dispute. “But it is contrary to that. After revocation of Arti-cle 370 they have made the Kashmir dispute more complicated to be solved. They are muzzling the voices of people. Children of poor families are held in jails outside, how come the parents of such chil-dren would go there,” she said. Every time PAGD raises its voice on such issues, it pinches the Indian government, she added.

Commenting on the Delimitation Commission’s draft, the PDP President said that no one was happy with it. “They have dissipated the constituencies and joined different areas,” she said.

About the curbs on journalism in IIOJK, she said, journalism is a great profession but the Indian government is restricting the journalists, including Fahad Shah and Sajjad Gul, from speaking the truth.—INP

 

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