BJP wants to divide people of J&K on religious lines: Mehbooba

Lubna Fayaz

Srinagar(NVI): On her maiden visit to Jammu after her release from 14-month detention, PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged that Bhartiya Janta Party wanted to divide the people of Jammu and Kashmir on religious lines.

“We all have to be united to defeat their designs. We should not allow them to divide us on religious lines. We have to be united to save our identity,” she said.

At the same time, the PDP chief talked about the “Dogra identity” in this region of the Union Territory which has an overwhelming population of the community. “You have to save Dogra identity,” she said.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign during the ongoing Bihar Assembly polls, Mehbooba said he spoke about Jammu and Kashmir in his speeches and questioned, “Why are BJP leaders silent on China which entered into 1000 square kilometer of our territory and martyred 20 of our jawans in Ladakh. Why are they afraid of China which constructed permanent barracks there?”

She said the government wants to suppress the voice of people. “We are not allowed to hold protest such has become the state,” she said.