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PDP breaking up, nobody should take Mehbooba seriously: Guv

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhawan srinagar. Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi. 03.10.2018.

Jammu, Feb 6: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that nobody should take former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statements seriously as her PDP was breaking up and she was trying to save the party by commenting against the forces and India’s political system.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Malik said: “Elections are round the corner, her party is breaking up. Her party is in a bad shape.”She had come to power by stirring anti-India sentiments. Nobody should take her statements seriously.”


Malik said her statements will not affect the morale of the security forces.

In her latest statements, Mehbooba Mufti has been critical of the Governor and also Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing both of furthering a Hindutva agenda detrimental to “the soul and spirit of the country’s democratic set-up”.

The Governor while sharply reacting to the remarks of Mehbooba Mufti wherein she had questioned the functioning of army major Shukla in Pulwama district.

Mufti had said “I have heard about Major Shukla’s bravery, but it is not bravery when you cal children at your camp and beat them ruthlessly”.

Sad that Guv is taking sides to save culprits: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 06: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said Kashmir is a political issue and can’t be resolved through military might.

Mufti said instead of taking cognizance of the brutality army unleashed on a youth, governor is diverting the issue by giving political sermons.

In a series of tweets, Mehbooba said, “Kashmir is a political issue and can’t be resolved through military power. Army men hailed as heroes for their bravery also need to be held accountable if they commit human rights violations. So please lets call a spade a spade instead of accusing us of demonising the army. I have also spoken to the Core Commander to take note of this incident.”

“Instead of taking cognizance of the brutality that the young boy has been subjected to , and ordering action against the culprits , it is sad that the honourable governor is talking politics instead. Saddened to see the constitutional authorities taking sides so brazenly,” said Mehbooba in another tweet.

Meanwhile Mehbooba also said it was difficult to differentiate between the Congress and the BJP as the politics of both parties was driven by Hindutva.

“The Yogi government (Uttar Pradesh) withdrew cases against accused in Muzaffarabad riots. The Madhya Pradesh government slapped PSA (NSA) against three accused of cow slaughter. From UP to MP, political lines are getting blurred and it is difficult to differentiate between the Congress and the BJP. Hindutva drives the real politics in modern India,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.

She was commenting on the decision of the Congress government in MP to invoke National Security Act against three persons accused in a cow slaughter case and the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh recommending withdrawal of 38 criminal cases against 100 accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013.


Stop unnecessary interference in politics: Omar asks Guv

Srinagar, Feb 06: Former chief minister and NC vice-president Omar Abdullah took a jibe at Governor Satya Pal Malik for his unnecessary interference in politics.

In a tweet Omar said, “Governor Sb this is an unacceptable statement & an unnecessary interference in politics. At this rate it won’t be long before people stop taking Raj Bhavan seriously so please consider the office you occupy before you give statements,” he said.


Mehbooba sympathizer of militants: Jitendra
New Delhi, Feb 6: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday claimed that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti “sympathizes” with militants.
Singh, who is the Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), said the tricks Mehbooba used to win elections last time will not work this time.
“Selective condemnation of human rights…these leaders are quick to express their sympathies if a terrorist gets killed in an encounter. But a security personnel performing call of duty doesn’t receive a single word of sympathy,” he said.
“The people of Kashmir now have begun to see through this duplicity. Since elections are here they are trying to appease a certain constituency but this isn’t going to work because the tricks of last election aren’t going to work in this election,” he added.
Singh’s comments come after Mehbooba reportedly lashed out at Indian Army officer Major Rohit Shukla earlier in the day, alleging that the Army officer ‘tortured’ a Jammu and Kashmir youth while probing a matter.
Major Shukla was reportedly questioning the youth in connection with the brutal killing of Rifleman Aurangzeb.
The Indian Indian Army man was killed in June 2018 when he was on his way home for Eid.
According to media reports, Mehbooba, after visiting the SMHS hospital in Pulwama where the youth is being treated, said that the man was ‘thrashed’ and ‘asked to pose with a gun on his shoulder’ by Shukla.