Jammu, Nov 6: Without takes names, the People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday lashed out at BJP and vowed not to sit quiet until Article 370 gets restored in Jammu and Kashmir.
Blaming the BJP for playing vote bank politics and making Jammu and Kashmir a battle ground of “Dharam-Yudh” (religion divide), Ms Mufti said that the people of this region have been cheated.
Addressing party workers and leaders here at party office, Ms Mufti said, “we are not going to sit silently and act like a mute spectator to the prevailing situation unless the Article 370 is restored.”
The former J&K Chief Minister further said, “When we joined hands with them (BJP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured (Late) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed that Article 370 will not be altered but we have been cheated by them.”
She said that the fight to restore abrogated Article 370 will be taken to the logical conclusion, adding, “they (BJP) are dividing Jammu and Kashmir–on “communal lines” for vote bank politics.”
She will also be attending the People’s Conference for Gupkar Declaration (PCGD) meet scheduled to be held here on Saturday and chaired by the National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah.
“Special Status (Article 370) was given by the Maharaja Hari Singh to secure the identities of peole of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir but by revoking this, they have snatched the identity of Dogras and Kashmiris,” she said.
“We will fight for our right and people and they have to return our identity by restoring Article 370,” said the PDP Chief.