Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday sharply reacted to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s comment that “statements of mainstream parties of Kashmir create a separatist psyche & not acceptable to New India”.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote, “Unacceptable is a new India where those who kill and lynch in the name of religion are feted and garlanded. If standing up for my people makes me a separatist and anti-national then it’s a badge I will wear with honour.”


Mehbooba has also lauded the Congress for its manifesto “has shown great courage by endorsing issues PDP incorporated in its agenda of alliance with BJP. Revocation of AFSPA, not fiddling with JK constitutional provisions and holding unconditional dialogue. The roadmap PDP envisages is the only solution for a peaceful J&K”.


In another tweet, reacting to BJP President Amit Shah’s comment that ‘Pakistan will die its own death, let’s move ahead’, Mehbooba said, “Amusing. Amit Shah daydreams about scrapping Article 370 & PM hopes that Pak implodes. The nation wants to move on & focus on issues like unemployment, inflation, etc but BJP cant drop its obsession with Pak. This election forgets real issues, divisive politics will rule the roost.”