J&K: "Youth Got Connected With PDP After Article 370 Was Scrapped," Claims Suhail Bukhari

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PDP leader Suhail Bukhari claimed that the Kashmiri youths got connected with the party after 5 August, 2019 when Article 370 and 35A were revoked from Jammu & Kashmir. Read on for details:

PDP President Mehbooba Mufti (left) and Suhail Bukhari (File)
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti (left) and Suhail Bukhari (File)


Srinagar: People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Suhail Bukhari on Sunday claimed that the Kashmiri youths got connected with the party after 5 August, 2019 when Article 370 and 35A were revoked from Jammu & Kashmir.

Speaking to media persons at the youth convention, organized by PDP, Bukhari said, "The youth convention was organized for Mahbooba Mufti to interact with youth. Our party allows youth at all levels to work with us. They connect themselves with PDP, especially after August 5, 2019."

Earlier in the day, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led centre stating that no matter how many troops are deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, the government would not see positive results until the Kashmir issue is resolved.

The former J-K chief minister also warned the BJP not to be "attackers" stating that the people of Kashmir know how to "chase them away". The PDP chief's remarks came while addressing the party's youth convention here.

"I want to tell the BJP that when the attackers came from Pakistan, the Indian Army had not come by then, the people did not have any guns in their hands, but still they chased the attackers away. So, don't be attackers, the Kashmiris know how to chase them away," Mufti said.

"Kashmir is connected to India through its Constitution. But you've (BJP) destroyed the Constitution. India doesn't belong to BJP. Till the time you don't resolve the Kashmir issue, you won't see any results no matter how many troops you send here. We won't let it become the India of the BJP," she added.

Mufti, while mentioning the India of MK Gandhi and former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, said that she talks about the India that Nehru's great-grandson Rahul Gandhi is searching for.

"The Kashmiri people ask which country did I merge with and why? I want to tell them that when Hindus and Muslims were fighting in the name of religion, Kashmir was the only place where the Muslims who were in the majority here had saved the Kashmiri Pandits and Hindus and Sikhs. I am talking about the India of not today, but the India which Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru's great-grandson Rahul Gandhi are searching for today. I talk of that India which Nehru and Gandhi had made together," she said. (ANI)










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