Highway ban ‘over my dead body’: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Apr 7: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday expressed her anger and asked people to come on the highway and defy the ban.
Defying the ban herself, Mehbooba, in her cavalcade that included many black Scorpio cars, said that Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and its roads are for Kashmiris.
“People do not need permission to ply on the roads. Government of India should stop these suppressive tactics. They are not an occupational force here but this ban will not be tolerated at all. I cannot see my people suffering like this. On the way I saw people young and old walking along the highway,” she said.
She also criticising the ban on her Twitter account
“This is Kashmir, not Palestine. We won’t allow you to turn our beloved land into an open air prison. Jis Kashmir ko khoon say seencha, woh Kashmir humara hai,” read one of her tweets.
“Protested against Guv admins callous & absurd ban today. How can you restrict civilian movement on our main highway? You want to smother Kashmiris, change the demographics of the state & imprison them in their own land? Over my dead body,” her second tweet read.
Mehbooba said that PDP will take the matter to the court. “PDP will not let this happen at any cost,” she said.

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