Questioning illegal actions of Govt reason behind putting two ex-CMs under detention: Iltija

‘Attempts to divide Gandhi’s India is unacceptable to people’

Srinagar, Feb 07 : Iltija Mufti, daughter of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Friday said that two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir including Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba have been detained for questioning the illegal actions of union.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Iltija in a tweet said that the duo former chief ministers have not been detained for their ‘provocative statements’, but for raising query over centre’s ‘illegal action’.

“@OmarAbdullah & Ms Mufti haven’t been jailed for ‘provocative comments’. Their crime was to question GoI for its illegal actions in J&K. Just because BJP intentionally conflates it-self with India doesn’t mean it is India. The message is clear. Criticize BJP at your own peril,” Iltija Mufti tweeted.

It is worth to mention here that Mehbooba’s official twitter handle is currently being operated by her daughter Iltija Mufti.

The statement of Iltija comes a day after the authorities slapped Public Safety Act (PSA) on them. Mehbooba along with other mainstream leaders including two other former chief ministers—Dr. Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah were put under detention on August 5 last year.

Iltija in her another tweet said that said that anyone raising voice against BJP’s actions are being branded as anti-nationals.

“Question BJP’s absurd actions & you are an ‘anti national’. A largely pliable media is also culpable for creating a narrative that derides students, Kashmiris & muslims as tukde tukde gang. British divided India in 1947 & today a party that worships Godse is repeating history,” she said.

Iltija further questioned lack of action against BJP leaders accused of making hate speeches. “How many PSAs & detentions for BJP sitting ministers who said- 1)desh Kay gadaron ko slogan 2)Muslims are termites/green virus 3)bullets, not dialogue will work 4)People from Shaheen Bagh will rape your wives & daughters. Is this your definition of Sabka Sath sabka vikas?” she tweeted.

Iltija Mufti said Jammu and Kashmir has suffered massive losses in the disturbances post August 5 decision of repealing Article 370 but the government’s response has been limited to ministers wearing Kashmiri Karakul caps and Pheran (traditional gown).

“J&K has suffered losses worth 14K crores since 5th August. GOIs response – ministers wearing Kashmiri karakuli, pheran & reciting Kashmiri poetry. Is this the Vikas you envisaged for us? This is nothing but collective punishment all part of BJPs project of ‘othering muslims’,” she said.

“Statements of 3 ex-CMs may be unacceptable to you but attempts to divide Gandhi’s India is unacceptable to people who GOI derives it’s power & authority from. My mother was berated as a Pakistani but it’s ironic that if it weren’t for Pakistan, BJP wouldn’t win a single election,” she added.