New Delhi: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday staged a protest at Jantar Mantar here against targeted killings in Kashmir. She also demanded restoration of Article 370 for peace in the valley.
“The inhabitants of Kashmir have been feeling as if they are in jail. As soon as residents step out of the house, they are either put in jail or shot,” she told reporters.
“We are not allowed to talk about Kashmir there so I decided to come to Delhi and raise our issues against targeted killings. We will not allow Gandhi’s Kashmir to turn into Godse’s Kashmir,” she added.
Mufti said that the killings were still rampant and there were respite, despite the abrogation of Article 370.
On Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Article 370 had been existing for decades, it was there even in the 90s, but there was no peace at that time, which shows that Article 370 has no connection with peace and hence, it will not be restored.
Addressing a media conclave, Shah also spoke on the statehood issue, the Union Minister said it will be restored after following a set process of the law and as per the chronological order. First, delimitation will be done, then elections will take place.