lleging that raids by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on premises of Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leaders and workers in Jammu and Kashmir was a self goal, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said such measures only widen the gulf between the people of the Union Territory and the rest of the country.
On Sunday, the NIA raided over 50 residential houses and offices of JeI leaders. The outfit was banned by the government in 2019.
President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba alleged that such oppressive measures may seem to work temporarily but will prove counter productive in the long run.
Ms Mufti, who headed a coalition government with BJP before the saffron party pulled out from the alliance, said NIA raids JeI is emblematic of the Centre waging a war against its so called integral part. Instead of fighting an ideology with a better idea it is crushing contrarian thought with an iron fist.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, she said, “ Such oppressive measures may seem to work temporarily but in the long run it will prove to be counter productive. The gulf between J&K & rest of the country widens with every passing day. It is a self goal”.
“NIA raids on Jamaat is emblematic of GOI waging a war against its so called ‘integral part’. Instead of fighting an ideology with a better idea it is crushing contrarian thought with an iron fist”, she further tweeted.