Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir CM and People's Democratic Party (PDP) supremo Mehbooba Mufti attacked the Central government on Wednesday (July 28, 2021) on the occasion of the party's 22nd foundation day demanding restoration of special status in Jammu and Kashmir. Mehbooba said that whatever has been illegally snatched from the state on August 5, 2019, will have to be refunded with interest. On this day, the Modi government removed Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a conference at the party headquarters in Srinagar, she said his party will continue to fight with respect for the advocacy of peace and for the identity and rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mehbooba Mufti further said, "It is unfortunate that the only Muslim-dominated state in India has been divided and all this has been done not by India and its Constitution, but by a party.'' Not only that, Mehbooba Mufti accused the Centre of weakening institutions and described the BJP as a modern East India Company, and said the people of India are being monitored by bringing machines from Israel. The East India company also did the same thing. In his speech, she spoke of the identity of Jammu and Kashmir and fighting the war till the Kashmir dispute is resolved.
Mehbooba further said, "When India can gain independence from the British after 70 years when the BJP can take away the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after 70 years, why can't we fight for our rights? The people of Jammu and Kashmir want to live with India and will continue to raise their voices and continue to demand the restoration of special state.''