J&K: Mufti makes controversial remark, says youth will pick up guns without jobs

Mufti said that after removing Article 370, BJP's intention is to take away the land and jobs of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti made a provocative statement on Monday and supported those who took up guns in the state. Mufti said that when there is no job, the youth here will pick up guns. 

Showing her displeasure on the political events happening in the state, Mufti said that after removing Article 370, BJP's intention is to take away the land and jobs of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. 

"Article 370 was there to save the Dogra culture so that it doesn't disappear anywhere. Whether it is the flag of the country or the flag of Jammu and Kashmir, it was given to us by the Constitution. They (BJP) took away that flag from us," she said.

Making a provocative statement, the former CM said, "Today is their (BJP's) time, tomorrow ours will come. Their situation will also be like Trump. Borders should open. Jammu and Kashmir became the bridge of peace between the two countries. Give our flag back to us. We are fighting the elections together. Jammu and Kashmir has been cut into pieces. We have joined hands to overcome these forces," Mufti added.

The alliance of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) and the Congress has again been exposed. Farooq Abdullah has said that the Congress is also a part of Gupkar. The alliance has already announced that it would contest the upcoming first-ever District Development Council (DDC) polls in J&K unitedly.

However, no official comment was received from the Congress party on this. Abdullah's remarks came a day after the Congress announced a candidate for the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) election. Abdullah said that the president of Jammu and Kashmir Congress GA Mir came to meet him today and said, 'We are contesting elections together'.

Replying to a question of the Congress breaking away from the alliance, Abdullah said, 'Where have they separated? There should be no misunderstanding about this. The Congress is part of the alliance and we (DDC) are contesting the elections together. Congress has not participated in any alliance meeting so far.

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