Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday hit out at the Centre for wanting to develop an ecosystem where there is no place for democracy, reported news agency ANI. Also Read - BRO Constructs 110-feet Bailey Bridge at Kela Morh on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Record Time
“I think BJP wants to develop an ecosystem of itself where there is no place for democracy,” Mufti said. Also Read - Dal Lake Freezes, Srinagar Records Coldest Night in 30 Years, Administration Deploys SDRF Teams
The PDP leader, who was recently released after 14 months of detention, also slammed the BJP government for the abrogation of Article 370.
“Until & unless the Kashmir issue is resolved, the problem will remain and persist. As long as they do not reinstate Article 370 the issue won’t be resolved. Ministers will come and go. Simply conducting elections is no solution to the problem,” she said.
The 61-year-old politician affirmed that the Modi government is trying to “get to her” and “ban her party”.
Notably, Mufti on Saturday said that she was illegally detained and her daughter Iltija had been placed under house arrest.
Mufti was among the several leaders who had been taken into preventive custody hours before the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked on August 5, 2019. She was released on October 13 this year.
(With ANI inputs)