Mumbai: Making another controversial statement here, former Chief Minister Of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti advocated dialogue with Pakistan and China.
Addressing the press conference, Mufti said that “If we can talk to China, then why can’t we talk to Pakistan? We have been pleading with China to give us our land bank.”
The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister alleged that this is happening because the voice of the people is being suppressed.
“Because you have suppressed the voice, people have no choice left. A youth thinks that he can either go to jail or take up arms. So it is better to die with a weapon. Because you do not allow people to speak,” she said.
The comments came on the day the People’s Alliance for Guptar Declaration (PAGD) demanded an early hearing in the Supreme Court on a batch of pleas that challenged the abolition of Section 370 and the division of the erstwhile state.
Article 370 was abolished on 5 August last year while the state was officially divided on 31 October last year.
Mufti, who had been under house arrest since August last year, was released a few weeks earlier.