The Bharatiya Janata Party’s promise to scrap Article 35A and Article 370 if it comes to power has made leaders in the Kashmir valley angry.
National Conference supremo Farooq Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti have openly warned the present Indian government for making such a promise in its manifesto.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted, “Beware fellow hindustanis. Your certificate of patriotism will be issued only if you have a communal and anti-minority mindset. Otherwise, you will be consigned to the tukde tukde gang”.
Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since the Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore. she added in another tweet.
India’s Story Will Be Erased From History: Mehbooba Warns BJP
Mehbooba, in her tweet, quoted a famous couplet of Urdu poet Allama Iqbal which reads: “‘Na samjho gay tou mit jaouge aye Hindustan walo. Tumhari dastaan tak bhi na hogi dastaano main’ (O you people of Hindustan, if you don’t understand, you will perish, your story will be erased from history)”
On Monday, she said, “If you free Jammu and Kashmir from Article 370, you will free the state from country as well. I have said many times that Article 370 links J&K with the country. When you break this bridge, India loses its legitimacy over the state. It becomes an occupational force.”
She further added, “The BJP has failed on fronts, be it unemployment, farmer issues or it price rise. Now they are looking for issues which they can use to garner votes”.
Mufti Warned BJP & Asked The Party Not To Play With Fire
The Peoples Democratic Party leader warned that the BJP should desist from playing with fire, saying any change in the special status of the state could endanger the entire South-Asian region. “J&K is already on a heap of explosives and we saw a glimpse of it in Pulwama. If the BJP does not stop making such statements and give up such intentions (about Article 370), it will not only burn J&K but the entire region. So my warning to the BJP is to stop playing with fire. There is explosives in Jammu and Kashmir. If you will light a spark, everything will go up in flames… there will be no Jammu and Kashmir or India left,” she added.
While Mehbooba is contesting from Anantnag, Abdullah is the candidate from Srinagar constituency.
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