In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti, has said that the Kashmir dispute is not about roads and development but a “far bigger issue”.
Addressing party workers in the Islamabad district of south Kashmir, today, Mehbooba Mufti said, “Jammu and Kashmir issue is not about roads and lanes but a far bigger issue.
When there is peace, roads and lanes would be laid automatically. They can be even made by DDC (District Development Council) members elected recently.”
She said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had been living through uneasiness and anxiety for last over 70 years.
She said there are ten lac soldiers and their presence signifies that a Kashmiri has an issue that needs resolution. She said that “whatever India has taken away should be returned with interest.”
She further said the people of Kashmir have been fighting for the last over seven decades irrespective of the methodology adopted.
She urged people to advise their children not to take up arms. “Please ask my children not to wield guns because violence is not the solution to any problem.”
Referring to the farmer’s protest, she said that none of them carries a gun or stone in their hand. “Today you can see that the world is advocating their cause.
Why they do not advocate our cause? It is because we have been bracketed as terrorists to delegitimize our aspirations and our struggle,” she said.—KMS