PDP, NC slam Centre for ‘stripping J&K of identity, land’

Written by Naveed Iqbal
| Srinagar |

October 30, 2020 1:44:13 am





The signatories of the Gupkar Declaration have joined forces as the ‘People Alliance for Gupkar Declaration’ to challenge the changes brought in J&K on August 5, 2019. (File)

Two days after the Centre removed restrictions on purchase of non-agricultural land in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP and the National Conference lashed out at the BJP-led Central government for passing order after order, “stripping J&K of its identity and its land”.

At least 19 PDP workers including youth wing president Waheed-ur-Rehman Para and party spokesperson Suhail Bukhari, who had gathered at the party office to protest the Centre’s decisions concerning the amendments to J&K’s land laws were detained by the police in Srinagar. They were, however, later released on surety bonds.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who was not allowed to meet detained party officials at the Kothibagh Police Station in Srinagar, said that the BJP’s “intentions are communal” and accused them of transforming J&K into a jail since “neither journalists nor civil society or politicians can speak their mind.”

Emphasising that they are not “Twitter politicians who will not step outside,” Mufti said: “A new order is passed by Delhi every day…

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