Srinagar: Reacting to its fresh raids at multiple locations in Srinagar and Bandipora on Wednesday morning, former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has become BJP’s “pet agency” and termed the raids as an example of Government of India’s “vicious crackdown” on freedom of expression and dissent.
In a tweet, Mehbooba said: “NIA raids on human rights activist Khurram Parvez & Greater Kashmir office in Srinagar is yet another example of GOIs vicious crackdown on freedom of expression & dissent.”
“Sadly, NIA has become BJPs pet agency to intimidate & browbeat those who refuse to fall in line,” she added.
“At a time when J&K’s land & resources are being plundered, GOI wants media publications to write op-eds about diabetes & yoga. In BJP’s ‘all is well’ charade, truth is the biggest casualty. Any journalist unwilling to become a part of Godi media is targeted,” she said in another tweet.