SRINAGAR: The anti-encroachment drive launched in Jammu and Kashmir is a brand new “weapon” for the BJP authorities to “persecute” individuals and uproot them from their houses, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters right here, the previous Jammu and Kashmir chief minister referred to as upon the individuals of the Union Territory to unite with a purpose to struggle in opposition to this “onslaught”.
“This can be a new weapon being utilized by the BJP authorities, like they’ve the UAPA, PSA, NIA, ED and different companies, to persecute the individuals of Jammu and Kashmir and uproot them from their houses,” the Folks’s Democratic Social gathering (PDP) president mentioned.
“In any other case, China has occupied 20,000 sq. kilometres of our land, let the federal government take that land again first,” she claimed.
Mufti mentioned a few of the individuals who have been focused by way of the anti-encroachment drive possessed their land because the time of Maharaja Hari Singh, just like the Resort Nedous right here.
“First they created a wedge between Hindus and Muslims, then between Gujjars and Bakerwals and Shias and Sunnis. Now, they’re making a wedge between the wealthy and the poor by saying they’re going in opposition to the wealthy, whereas the reality is that the homes of poor individuals are being demolished.
“That is completely mistaken and I request the individuals right here to see how the individuals of Ladakh and Kargil have united. Until the individuals of Kashmir and Jammu don’t unite, we will be unable to struggle this onslaught…. Don’t be a spectator, come ahead and lift the problems,” she mentioned.
The PDP chief mentioned the Raj Bhavan and the Badami Bagh Cantonment space in Srinagar have been constructed on state land and ought to be vacated first.
“The place is the Governor Home and the BB Cantonment? If they’re saying they’re beginning (the drive) in opposition to influential individuals, then begin it from the Governor Home and the BB Cantonment. Why are they not doing that?” she requested.
The previous chief minister additionally alleged that the drive is part of the corruption mechanism in Jammu and Kashmir.
“I need to inform you this with nice duty that that is a part of corruption. They need to take cash from the wealthy and votes from the poor. They need to make the poor helpless in order that they’re referred to as to the BJP workplace and requested to help the get together. The wealthy are instructed to satisfy a particular official,” Mufti mentioned.
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