Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti was on Saturday afternoon barred from visiting Rambiara Nalla.
Taking to Twitter, Mehbooba said that she was stopped from visiting the place where sand extraction through “illegal tenders” has been outsourced to outsiders.
“I was stopped from visiting Rambiara Nalla today by local admin. This is where sand extraction through illegal tenders has been outsourced to outsiders & locals are barred from the area,” she said.
“Our land & resources are being plundered by GOI that has nothing but contempt for us.”
Sharing videos from her intended march to the place, Mehbooba said a “sand mafia” is operating in broad daylight yet the government expects the local politicians to remain quiet.
“As a leader, it is my responsibility to articulate these grievances. But BJP is brazenly violating my rights & curbing my movements under guise of ‘security’,” she said.
“This is their warped idea of Naya Kashmir.”
Mehbooba said, “J&K has been turned into an open-air prison but we will fight tooth & nail against this onslaught on our dignity, rights & identity.”