Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said she would get the ban on Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and the local Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) lifted if voted to power. Also Read - Congratulations Pour in For Mamata Banerjee as TMC Scores Landslide Victory in West Bengal
Addressing a convention of PDP workers in north Kashmir’s Baramulla, Mufti said banning organisations, like the JKLF and the JeI, would have far-reaching consequences and such measures would increase the alienation and frustration of the people. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Denied Passport Due to 'Adverse' Police Verification Report
“In a democracy, ideas are allowed to flourish and not choked. By taking such undemocratic, unconstitutional and unnatural measures, the government is trying to show its electorate how tough it is against the Muslims and against Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Once Spoke to Hizbul Terrorist Naveed Babu: NIA
“If our party is voted to power, we will make efforts to undo the BJP’s wrongs and lift the ban imposed on the JeI and the JKLF,” said the former J&K Chief Minister.
She said a muscular approach had been tried in the state for many years without any positive results.