Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehboob Mufti on Monday said that the abrogation of article 370 will automatically debar the mainstream political parties in Kashmir from participating in elections.
She said that time should not be wasted in the court rather the people should wait for BJP to scrap the article and then the constitution of India will not be applicable to J&K anymore.
“Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won’t be applicable to J&K anymore. Na samjho gay tou mit jaouge aye Hindustan walo. Tumhari dastaan tak bhi na hogi dastaano main,” she tweeted.
Mehbooba’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir saw one of the bloodiest years in its history in 2016, when in the aftermath of slain militant commander Burhan Wani’s killing more than a hundred youth were killed and thousands others injured. Several hundred others were left without eyesight after forces unleashed pellets in the valley. The pellet horror was termed “World’s First Mass Blinding” by the UK based “The Guardian”.
Pertinently, Mehbooba-led PDP was in alliance with BJP in the state for more than three years from 2015 to 2017. During her rule, Mehbooba went into controversy after she said that the youths killed in 2016 were not out there on roads to buy “Milk and Toffee”.