Hours after Peoples’ Democratic Celebration chief Mehooba Mufti spoke at her first press convention since being launched from 14 months of detention, the BJP on Friday accused her of constructing “seditious remarks”. “We are going to elevate the nationwide flag solely as soon as our state flag is again. The nationwide flag is right here solely due to this (the Jammu and Kashmir) flag and structure. We’re linked to the remainder of the nation due to this flag,” Ms Mufti, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, mentioned on Friday, prompting criticism from the BJP and the Congress.
Hitting out on the PDP president over the feedback, J&Ok BJP president Ravinder Raina advised reporters: “I request Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to be aware of (the) seditious remarks of Mehbooba Mufti, e book her for the seditious act and put her behind bars”.
“We are going to sacrifice each drop of our blood for our flag, nation and motherland. Jammu and Kashmir is an integral a part of our nation, so just one flag could be hoisted… and that’s the nationwide flag,” he mentioned, information company PTI reported.
On centre’s transfer final 12 months to scrap J&Ok’s particular standing final 12 months, he mentioned no determination taken by the federal government could be reversed. “I warn leaders like Mehbooba Mufti to not instigate the folks of Kashmir. We won’t permit anybody to disturb peace, normalcy and brotherhood. In case something incorrect occurs, she should face the implications,” the J&Ok BJP chief added.
On Friday, Ms Mufti launched a scatching assault on centre as she mentioned her occasion wouldn’t “abandon the constitutional battle” to reclaim particular standing withdrawn by the centre in a contentious determination taken in August final 12 months. “A robber could also be mighty however he has to return the stolen items. They demolished the structure… Parliament had no energy to remove particular standing,” she advised reporters, criticising the central authorities.
“Those that really feel we are going to abandon Kashmir are mistaken,” she mentioned, including that she wouldn’t contest any election till Article 370 is restored. “I’ve contested elections beneath our personal structure. How can I contest elections when that structure has been abolished,” she mentioned.
The PDP chief’s remarks had been additionally criticised by the Congress. “Such statements are insupportable and unacceptable in any society,” the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee’s chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma mentioned.
Reacting to her assertion, Mr Sharma mentioned it was extremely provocative and irresponsible and has damage sentiments of individuals.
Political leaders from J&Ok, together with Ms Mufti, Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar, had been detained for months as a part of measures taken by the centre to stop backlash towards saying its determination to withdraw particular standing and bifurcate the previous state into two union territories on August 5, 2019.
Ms Mufti was launched final week whereas the Abdullahs had been launched in March.
(With inputs from PTI)