March 5, 2024

Bengaluru: Mehbooba Mufti, the previous Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, levied an accusation towards the Central Authorities, asserting that Kashmir has been remodeled into an infamously acknowledged detention facility akin to the American navy jail, Guantanamo Bay, in anticipation of the upcoming G20 assembly scheduled from Could 22-24. 

From a truthful perspective, anybody who at the moment visits Kashmir would discover that the area, which was beforehand become an open-air jail following the abrogation of Article 370, has now undergone a disturbing transformation resembling a ‘Guantanamo’ facility. Even residential properties have been seized, with an in depth three, 4, and even five-tier safety presence. The scenario has triggered vital disruption and upheaval inside households.” 

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Mufti questioned the viability of specializing in the G20 assembly as a way of producing publicity for the BJP, suggesting as a substitute {that a} South Asian Affiliation for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) assembly may successfully sort out the problems plaguing the area. She proposed convening a SAARC summit to handle the issues confronted by the folks of Kashmir. 

“Mufti Attributes China’s Opposition in Kashmir to BJP’s Abrogation of Article 370” 

Based on Mufti, China’s opposition to the G20 assembly in Kashmir might be attributed to the choice to repeal Article 370 of the Structure. Mufti acknowledged that the Bhartiya Janata Occasion (BJP) had claimed that the abrogation of Article 370 would resolve all points. Nonetheless, the truth that China is now changing into concerned within the Kashmir dispute, a subject beforehand solely mentioned by Pakistan, is a unfavorable consequence that may be attributed to the BJP’s actions. Mufti credited the BJP for bringing China into the issue. 

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Concerning the latest ordinance issued by the Centre, which overturned the Supreme Court docket’s verdict empowering the Delhi authorities, Mufti expressed that these developments should function a profound awakening for all. She emphasised that the 12 months 2019, notably the abrogation of Article 370, ought to have served as a wake-up name, though regrettably, it didn’t. Nonetheless, she careworn that the occasions that unfolded in Delhi ought to unequivocally function an awakening for all people. Mufti additional added that the Bhartiya Janata Occasion (BJP) wouldn’t hesitate to undermine any opposition authorities that fails to govern the system to its benefit. 

The previous Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has made allegations relating to the BJP, claiming that they’re engaged within the follow of both buying or coercing Members of the Legislative Meeting (MLAs). She additional acknowledged that in instances the place the BJP can not make use of these strategies, they resort to various technique of disempowering their opponents. The previous CM warned that this sample, witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir, is steadily permeating all through the complete nation and is anticipated to speed up as elections draw close to. She hopes that every one people turn out to be conscious of this example and acknowledge its implications. 

Mufti, one of many leaders current through the inauguration of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, expressed that she had engaged in a dialog with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. In her dialogue, she prolonged an invite to him, urging him to direct his consideration in the direction of Jammu and Kashmir, which she believes embodies the essence of Indian nationwide identification. She asserted that the actions taken by the BJP to change the construction of Jammu and Kashmir symbolize the initiation of dismantling the very idea of India itself. Thus, she emphasised the importance of initiating a means of restore and therapeutic centered round this challenge.