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Society needs to collectively reject attempts to fragment J&K: Mehbooba

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Srinagar: People`s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday that the society needs to collectively reject the renewed “nefarious moves” by “forces attempting to fragment Jammu & Kashmir” to disempowered its people.
Speaking at a worker’s convention in Tangmarg, Mehbooba said that division of the J&K on sectarian lines, aggravating the fault lines are the ways and means of fragmenting the state and weaken special status and thus dilute its Muslim majority character.
“Recent statement of some rightwing political leaders using lure of sops for a particular community, tactical mandate for Lok Sabha elections by some parties and fielding of proxies clearly point to a design to fragment the popular mandate of the people of the state. Because they want to paddle the lies that only Kashmiri speaking Muslims of the Valley are for the special status of the Valley and all other sections of the society are not”, Mehbooba said.
“Those igniting the fires of Gujjar-Pahari, Shia –Sunni, North-South divide are the real enemies of Jammu and Kashmir who need to be out rightly rejected,” she added.
Talking about the issue of scuffle in Central Jail Srinagar, Mehbooba said that reports coming in on the issue so far sound conflicting. “However if the reports of shifting inmates outside the state are true it needs a serious rethink so as to not further the already inflammable situation.”


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