Kashmir Indepth

Thrashing of SDM, highway ban shows ‘jungle raj’ prevails in Kashmir: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Apr 17 : Reacting over highway ban and thrashing of Sub District Magistrate Dooru, former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that ‘jungle raj’ was prevailing in the Valley.

As per news agency, talking to media persons on the sidelines of the function at south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, Mehbooba said, “The ban on highway, thrashing of SDM, beating of inmates, mutilation and burning of bodies due to chemicals during encounters depict that Jungle raj prevails in Kashmir.”

She said that fear has gripped among the people of Kashmir at present over the accession of Jammu and Kashmir union of Indi due to such kind of orders. Mehbooba said it doesn’t seem that Sheikh Abdullah and Maharaja Hari Singh had acceded with today’s country.

PDP chief further stated that atrocities are being committed on Kashmiri to suppress them, therefore a fear has gripped among the people, who believe the Country, JK had acceded to, was different as compared to the present.

She further stated that fruit growers and dealers are suffering huge losses due to the ban on highway while as a death has also occurred due to such ban. “I don’t know what Government of India and Governor of Jammu and Kashmir want to do with Kashmir by issuing such orders,” he added.

About NC’s claims over safeguarding the special status of JK, Mehbooba said, during her tenure, she took every step to safeguard the special status and also employed best lawyer to defend the case at Supreme Court (SC). (KNS)

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