Restoration of statehood is not our priority but restoration of pre-August 5 position of J&K, Says Mehbooba in Kupwara

Restoration of statehood is not our priority but restoration of pre-August 5 position of J&K, Says Mehbooba in Kupwara

Kupwara, Feb 16 : The formers chief minister and president People’s Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said that they are not talking about the restoration of statehood but all they want is to restore the status of Jammu and Kashmir which it had before August 05, 2019.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a party function at Kupwara, Mehbooba Mufti said that the Kashmir issue should be resolved by initiating dialogue with Pakistan and the people of Jammu and Kashmir as there has been lot of bloodshed due to the contentious Kashmir issue.

According to KNS Correspondent, She said that they were not talking about the restoration of statehood but about the status of Jammu and Kashmir which it had before August 05, 2019 and peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.

She also demanded the release of all Kashmiri people including political leaders who are languishing in various jails in and outside Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehbooba also criticized the BJP led government for anti-people policies, statin that the government is suppressing all those voice which raise concern about the policies of the government.

“If anybody is raising voice against them that voice is suppressed and recently everybody watched how they arrested a 21-year-old girl for raising her voice in favour of the farmers who are protesting against newly framed farm laws,” she said.

Mehbooba said that the voices are not being silenced in Kashmir only but everywhere in the country however, more harsh measures are being taken in Kashmir.

On being asked about the future of PAGD, she said that the alliance is talking about the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and people of Jammu and Kashmir want this alliance to work and it will continue to work till people want it to work. (KNS)

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