Srinagar: After being stopped from leading a protest against the new land laws, Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said that she would not allow BJP to loot and plunder the resources of Jammu and Kashmir and will fight it out with the help of people.
While talking to media persons at her Gupkar residence, Mehbooba Mufti said that there is complete lawlessness in Kashmir as of now and it has been converted into a jail.
She said that the Government of India has communal intention with regard to Kashmir. “Kashmir has been turned into a jail. Nobody is allowed to express himself. Neither journalists are allowed to talk, nor civil society and politicians,” she said.
“People in Bihar demand jobs and food from BJP and it tells them to go to Kashmir and purchase land there. BJP can not think beyond elections. It is befooling people and using Kashmir in every election,” she added.
Mehbooba said that BJP is silent over China and using muscle power on the people of Kashmir.
“Go and get the land occupied by China that has killed so many soldiers. No, BJP can not and would not do that because it can not overpower China. It is [just] suppressing the helpless people of Kashmir,” she said.
She said the workers of her party who had decided to stage protests against the new land laws were arrested from their homes during night hours.
“Our office was sealed. There is complete lawlessness and people have been caged.”
She said people of Jammu and Ladakh also have started coming round to the views of people of Kashmir.
“BJP wants to loot the land and resources of Jammu and Kashmir. People of Ladakh were airlifted to Delhi when they started protesting against the BJP’s diktats. They want to loot everything from Kashmir and we won’t allow them to do so,” she said.
She said everybody is not a “Twitter politician” and she will hit roads against the diktats that are coming from New Delhi.
“Every day BJP issues new farmaans (decrees). Sometimes they violate domicile rules and sometimes put our land on sale. We would not remain silent come what may,” she said.
She said BJP is not taking these steps for the common man but to appease the capitalists of India.
“The poor who lack food and clothes can not buy land here. This new land law diktat is for those rich capitalists who are hand in glove with the BJP,” she said.
“Today you stopped us using muscle power, tomorrow you will fail. People will respond to you in a big way,” she warned.
Mehbooba Mufti said that though Kashmiris were never in good books of New Delhi and BJP, they (BJP) have now started targeting people of Jammu and Ladakh too.
“Whatever India did here was unconstitutional, illegal and irrigational,” she said, adding that Modi has ruined the whole country and BJP’s communal intent is clear now.
Mehbooba concluded her briefing with an Urdu couplet:
“Sarfaroshi ki tamanna ab hamare dil mein hai, dekhna hai zor kitna baazu-e-qaatil mein hai.”
(The desire for revolution is in our hearts, we shall see how much strength lies in the arms of the enemy) KNT