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Changing names distorts history: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Dec 25: In an apparent reference to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, former Jammu and Kashmir CM, Mehbooba Mufti, Tuesday said that renaming places of historical importance wasa gimmick to divert attention from real issues.

In a series of tweets, Mehbooba said that ‘name changing’ was an attempt to distort the history.

“At a time when our country is witnessing rising agrarian distress and unemployment, crores still live without a roof on their head. Name changing seems to be a mere gimmick to deflect attention from the real issues,” she tweeted.

Another tweet of hers read: Fail to understand what purpose would it achieve? Will it help in alleviating poverty or addressing inflation? Instead attempts are being made to distort history.”