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Mehbooba’s PSA extension inhuman, unconstitutional: PDP

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‘No quantum of intimidation can force us into submissiom’

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday termed extension of party president Mehbooba Mufti’s detention a “highly undemocratic, unconstitutional and inhuman approach” of the government, reiterating that such “vindictive measures” will not deter the PDP from pursuing its core agenda and speak truth to power.

In a statement here, PDP spokesman said such measures are aimed to intimidate and will have far-reaching consequences, and are bound to “only increase the level of alienation and frustration among the people who have been plundered of their identity last year on August 05”.

“It is bizarre that for the past six months, while the petition against the illegal detention of Ms Mufti is pending in the Supreme Court, the government here is hell-bent to hound the PDP president  through such illegal, unethical and undemocratic measures,” spokesman said.

He said the party has a clear stand that ideas cannot be chained, banned or killed and that in democracy, ideas are allowed to flourish and not choked.

“No quantum of pressure and intimidation can push us into submission and to give up on our resolve to fight for the honor and dignity of the people of J&K. It is ironic that by taking such undemocratic, unconstitutional and unnatural measures, the BJP still believes in the efficacy of these methods and is trying to repeat the old mistakes which will be meaningless and will prove counterproductive,” said the party spokesman.

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