Who arrested Shabir Shah, hundreds others: JKDFP asks Mehbooba | KNO

Who arrested Shabir Shah, hundreds others: JKDFP asks Mehbooba | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, March 14 (KNO) : Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) Thursday asked Mehbooba Mufti if she didn’t allow the Bharatiya Janata Party to crack down on the Hurriyat leaders during her government, then who arrested senior resistance leader Shabir Shah along with many others in July 2017 and lodged them in Tihar jail, Delhi. Hitting out at Mehbooba, the JKDFP in a statement issued to KNO said that Mehbooba is only trying to befool people of Kashmir by using pro-freedom stance. “However, the people living in the disputed region fully know the mindset of such pro-India and anti-Kashmir politicians who are used to lure people by all sorts of lies,” it said. While reacting to Mehbooba’s statement in which she has said that the BJP wanted to crack down on Jamaat-e-Islami and suppress the separatist leadership through NIA raids, JKDFP said that it was Mehbooba’s regime when ED arrested Shabir Shah and NIA arrested many others including women and it was again Mehbooba’s tenure when hundreds of pro-resistance people were put behind bars. “She (Mehbooba) blinded hundreds of our youth, it was again she who killed even school going children and it was Mehbooba whose remark of “Milk and Toffee” was in fact a license for government forces to kill unarmed youth,” JKDFP said. JKDFP said Mehbooba intensified the crackdown on Hurriyat during her government and now when she is desperate for votes she is trying to befool people. The amalgam strongly reacted against Mehbooba, for claiming that “the BJP wanted to carry out NIA raids on separatists but she was against any such move.” It said that Mehbooba and company are exposed in the people so she must stop using Hurriyat and pro-freedom stance during her election campaign. “It is better for her to contest on her own and not to use Kashmir issue and its advocates for her political gains otherwise a full counter campaign will be started in nook and corner to expose her fully,” JKDFP said.(KNO)