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Mehbooba Mufti’s statement on protecting State’s identity, a travesty of history: Sagar

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Sunday expressed amusement over the recent statement of Mehbooba Mufti on protecting State’s identity as travesty of History, saying that it was she who sowed what the people are reaping now.

Party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said the remarks of Mehbooba Mufti on the protection of state’s identity mock at the miseries of people which she unleashed on them during her reign in power.

“The undertakings of Mehbooba Mufti on the protection of state’s identity are scornful. We didn’t see her protect the identity of the state when she rolled back the order of hoisting state flag on government vehicles. Why didn’t she protect the unique identity of our state when the state’s unique constitutional identity was questioned by her former coalition partner in Supreme Court? What good was left in the name of our fiscal autonomy during her reign,” Sagar said in a statement.

He said, “She was the one who crawled before BJP, when she was just told to bend. It was she who sacrificed the very fiscal autonomy of the state before BJP to ascend the altar of power. When in power she opened the flood gates of the state for BJP and RSS, and now she has the audacity to say that she will protect the states identity. People remember how she extended SARFAESI, GST, and NFSC to the state. She snatched the food from the plate of poor by implementing National Food Security Act in the state; she audaciously got GST implemented in the state pushing thousands of people associated with Handicrafts to duress. She took no time to implement SARFAESI act in the state. How can she protect the state’s identity now when she couldn’t do it when she was enjoying power with BJP?”

“Her assertions look like post dated cheques of a crumbling bank. Had PDP president and the Ex-Chief minister shed tears when our youth were devoured upon in 2016, it would have had any impact. One may inquire from her as to where was her concern for people when the people of Kashmir were subjected to worst of human rights violations. It was during her tenure that people were used as human shield; where her sympathy and empathy was for those who were blinded, bruised during her tenure,” he said.

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