People’s Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti has taken a dig at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement in which he called the youth of Kashmir ‘icons’ during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio speech. “It’s funny that the PM is calling the youth of Kashmir as icons for the country,” Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.
”The youth of Jammu and Kashmir who are on roads demanding jobs and other means of livelihood, those youth who got selected after clearing different exams, like in police and other departments are demanding justice on roads as their selection lists were cancelled due to gross corruption. I think the PM is adding salt to the wounds of job seekers,” added Mufti.
Mehbooba said, “After 2019 the security situation has reached a stage where Kashmiri pandits are being continuously targeted in different areas of the valley. Today it’s not the regime of National Conference or PDP, the ruling party BJP is both in New Delhi and J&K and despite that Kashmiri Pandits are leaving Kashmir which is big question mark on their governance.”—KMS