- PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti’s first conference on Friday after being under house arrest for 14 months
- Mehbooba said insulting the tricolor – I will not raise any other flag till the old conditions are restored
- Mehbooba Mufti said, thousands of youth sacrificed their lives for Kashmir, now it’s time to shed their blood
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairperson Mehbooba Mufti has made a controversial statement. Mehbooba Mufti has said that she will not raise any other flag till the constitutional situation in the valley and Jammu and Kashmir flag is restored. Mehbooba’s comment is considered an insult to the tricolor. Indeed, Mehbooba was holding her first press conference after being under house arrest for 14 months.
I request Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha to take cognizance of the seditious statement of Mehbooba Mufti and put him behind bars.
Ravindra Raina, State BJP President
Mehbooba Mufti said, ‘Since our flag was robbed by dacoits on 5 August 2019, it has not returned yet. I will not raise any other flag. The flag of Jammu and Kashmir is a part of our Constitution. Our relationship with the tricolor passes only through the flag of Jammu and Kashmir. When the flag of Jammu and Kashmir is in our hands, then we will also raise the tricolor. During this, Mehbooba also said, ‘Thousands of youth have sacrificed their lives for Jammu and Kashmir. Now is the time to shed the blood of politicians for this purpose. ‘ This statement of Mehbooba Mufti has been fiercely targeted by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). BJP said that no power of the earth can hoist the flag again and bring Article 370 back.
Read: Mehbooba said insulting the tricolor- ‘I will not raise any flag except the flag of Kashmir’
‘The rest of the opposition parties thought …’
Not only this, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday targeted the BJP and said that the party has demolished the country’s constitution. The BJP wants to impose its manifesto in place of the Constitution. He said that barring a few, the rest of the opposition parties in the country kept silence thinking that it happened in Kashmir and not with them. He alleged, ‘But the BJP then dismantled the same constitution, passed the amended citizenship law and divided the people. After this, anti-farmer laws were brought and now I think they will take away the rights of Dalits, deprived communities. ‘
‘Many people came like Hitler’
The former chief minister said, ‘The BJP wants to change its constitution and impose its manifesto, but it will not happen. Many people like Hitler have come and gone. This dictatorship will not work. The Mufti said that the BJP does not like the people of Jammu and Kashmir and is only concerned about its region. He said that the fight to restore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in a peaceful manner has to be continued.