SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Wednesday slammed the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for her recent “beggar” remark on Kashmiris, saying she will “soon come to realise that it is she and the people of her ilk who come and will continue to come with a begging bowl for votes” before people.
Mehbooba Mufti had recently stated that Kashmiri people beat their chests for months and then settle down again demanding waivers and incentives for the losses. “We as a people have to ponder what we are doing. First, we protest then we come with a bowl asking for money,” she said.
In a statement, DeM general secretary Nahida Nasreen said, “Ironically, the people who are fighting for this pious cause are being termed as beggars. In the lust of power, this woman doesn’t even realise what she is saying. She is making rubbish and meaningless statements regarding the people of Kashmir.”
Nasreen said the “proud” people of Kashmir sacrifice 2 to 3 children on daily basis for the “pious cause” and calling the people of Kashmir “beggars” is not only unfortunate but “shameless rant by a woman who has collaborated with the occupiers to stay in power”.
Meanwhile, Nasreen paid glowing tributes to slain militants, Toib Majeed of Sopore, Ashiq Hussain of Palhalan, and Muzamil of Yaripora.
“The blood of these great martyrs will never go waste. InshaAllah. The dawn of freedom from the illegal Indian occupation is very near. Freedom is our destiny, we may face difficulties in reaching there but one day we will reach our destiny,” she said.