Look At Afghanistan: Mehbooba Mufti Warns Centre, Asks For Restoration Of Article 370
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti issued a warning to the BJP-led Centre, using Afghanistan as an example. She pleaded with the central government to learn from the situation in Afghanistan and to reinstate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba Mufti, speaking at a rally in the valley's Kulgam district on Saturday, said, "To meet the challenges that the people of Jammu and Kashmir face, it takes courage. You'll be wrecked the day they run out of patience. Please don't put us to the test. Take a look at what's going on in our neighbourhood (Afghanistan). The Taliban pushed the country's formidable US military to flee."
"However, you (the Centre) still have a chance. Relaunch the peace process today, just as Atal Bihari Vajpayee did with the Constitution. Article 370 should be restored, and anything you took away should be returned "she continued.
The national leadership of the BJP reacts.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to Mehbooba Mufti's statements by urging her to avoid making such a statement at this time. She stated that Jammu and Kashmir have always been a part of India.
Article 370 is no longer in effect, and she must be aware of this. The government is always communicating with the people of J&K and Ladakh, but she wants to communicate with someone else "Anurag Thakur, a Union Minister, stated.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a Union Minister, stated, "Yesterday, the Prime Minister stated that while tolerance is part of our culture and tradition, zero tolerance for terrorists is our resolution. India and its people are moving forward as a result of this decision. Those who make such claims have nefarious motives."
Accession in 1947
Meanwhile, Mehbooba Mufti stated that if New Delhi was serious about maintaining peace in the Union Territory and throughout the subcontinent, it needed to resolve the Kashmir problem through engagement with Kashmiris.
She claimed that the BJP government was abusing its agencies in Kashmir to suppress opposition. “If better reason does not prevail in the BJP camp, India is on the verge of fracturing along communal and religious lines,” the PDP leader warned.
Mehbooba Mufti further recalled that in 1947, the then ruler of Jammu and Kashmir signed the document of accession on the condition that Kashmiris' identity would be safeguarded at all costs and that a unique status would be granted.
'Mehbooba Mufti is a traitor’
Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) Ravinder Raina, the BJP's national president, slammed Mehbooba Mufti for her remarks. "India is a powerful country. Narendra Modi, not Joe Biden, is our Prime Minister.
She is committing treason. She has insulted the patriots of Jammu and Kashmir. In Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba wants the Taliban to govern. Our government, on the other hand, will put an end to terror in Jammu and Kashmir "The BJP leader went on to say.
'The entire world is watching the Taliban.'
In addition, the former J&K chief minister urged the Taliban to stop violence against Afghans.
I implore them not to do something that may cause the rest of the world to turn against them. The Taliban's reliance on guns has ended, and the international community is watching how they interact with the public,” she said.