eoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged attempts being made to reportedly create a wedge between the regions of Kashmir and Jammu for vested interests.
Speaking in Jammu after arriving on a three-day tour, the former J&K CM criticised the current political, economic and social situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Kashmir and Jammu regions have always been economically and socially dependent on each other. The cultural and social diversity of this erstwhile state has been its strength and all attempts in the past to shutter this bound have failed”, she said adding that the social and non-political organizations have to come forward in order to stop the forces who are at play to divide people on cultural, linguistic and religious lines”.
Interacting with the deputations she said that Jammu faced the worst brunt due to abrogation of special status on August 5, 2019 and now the very identity of this region was at stake. “Jammu is the receiving end of all the measures taken by the present dispensation post abrogation of Article 370. Most of the orders issued in last two years have crippled the economy of this city, once known as the economic capital of Jammu and Kashmir”, she said.
Mehbooba Mufti arrived in Jammu on a three day tour, during which she will meet party district units besides social organizations from across the region to assess the present situation. She received a warm reception on her arrival at the party headquarters.