Srinagar, Aug 2 : Reacting to government advisory to Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said Government of India (GoI) failed to win over the love of a single Muslim majority state which rejected division on religious grounds and chose secular India.
Taking to micro-blogging site twitter the president of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba said “ Mufti sahab would always say that whatever kashmiris will get, it will be from their own country India. But today the same country seems to be preparing to rob them of whatever little is left to protect their unique identity”.
She said “You failed to win over the love of a single Muslim majority state which rejected division on religious grounds & chose secular India. The gloves are finally off & India has chosen territory over people”.
Mehbooba, who headed a coalition government in the state with BJP before saffron party pulled out in June last year, further tweeted “The economy is in free fall but I hope like always Kashmir isn’t used as a red herring to distract masses from the real issues. Such a move will have catastrophic consequences & push Kashmiris to the brink”.
An advisory was issued on Friday by Principal Secretary Home Shaleem Kabra asking pilgrims and tourists to curtail their stay and leave the Kashmir valley in view the militant threat.(UNI)