Ground Report | New Delhi: Delhi has put resources of J&K on sale; Peoples Democratic Party PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti has targeted the Jammu and Kashmir administration over the sacking of 11 government employees. Apart from this, she has attacked the Center regarding Article 370.
Mufti has said, “It seems that the sole purpose of neutralizing Article 370 was to loot Jammu and Kashmir. Top positions are being given to outsiders in Chenab Valley Power Projects. Our electricity and water are going out. Our transporters are in trouble. They have to pay toll tax and much more.
On the sacking of 11 government employees, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir said, “I am not supporting anyone (but) unless you have proof, you will not hold a child responsible for his father’s actions. Can stay It is not only about 11 people, but they have also sacked 20-25 this year.
Mufti said, “I have said this time and again, you can take a man prisoner, but not an idea. You have to focus on the idea, as Vajpayeeji did. The criminalization of dissent is taking our country back.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has sacked 11 of its employees, including two sons of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin and two police personnel, for allegedly working as associates of terrorist organisations, officials said on Saturday.
Mufti had said on Sunday that sacking 11 government employees on “minor grounds” was a crime.
She had said, “The Government of India continues to disable the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the guise of pseudo-nationalism by trampling on the Constitution which should be upheld. The sudden dismissal of 11 government employees on petty grounds is a crime. All policy decisions in Jammu and Kashmir are taken with the sole purpose of punishing Kashmiris.
“I’m not supporting anyone. You can’t hold a child responsible for the actions of his father unless and until you have proof. These are not 11 people, they’ve sacked 20-25 this year,” said Mufti commenting on her tweet on the dismissal of 11 government employees.
“Government of India continues disempowering people of J-K in the garb of pseudo nationalism by trampling the Constitution that ought to be upheld. The abrupt dismissal of 11 government employees on flimsy grounds is criminal,” she added.
“But after the abrogation, it seems that the only motive behind this was to loot J-K. People from outside are being given top positions at Chenab Valley Power Projects, our water and electricity are transferred outside. Our transporters are in trouble. They’ve to pay toll tax and whatnot,” the PDP chief said.
She stressed that the erstwhile king of Jammu and Kashmir had brought Article 370 and Article 35(A) to protect the identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. (Delhi has put resources of J&K on sale)
“Article 370, 35(A) and Domicile laws weren’t given by a foreign country. Even before the nation gave us these, Maharaja Hari Singh had brought them to protect the identity of the people of J-K. When people decided to be part of India,” Mufti said.
Hitting at the Union government again, Mufti said that inflation and unemployment are rising amid a lack of policies. Comparing Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir, she said that if the onslaught over the economy continues, Jammu and Kashmir’s situation will become worse than Gujarat, in terms of poverty.
“There’s no policy, unemployment and inflation are rising. Earlier they used to say that J&K is backward, but we’re ahead on several indices. But if their onslaught over the economy continues, our situation will become worse than Gujarat as far as poverty is concerned,” she added.