PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday that she would jointly hold the tricolor and the flag of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir, saying that as an MP she had reaffirmed her faith in the Constitution of JK and the sovereignty and integrity of India, as the two are inseparable. .
The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir had said last month that she was not interested in running for office or holding the national flag until constitutional changes applied on August 5 of l last year were canceled, sparking protests in Jammu.
“We are the people, especially in the Kashmir Valley, who have kept the tricolor high over the years at the cost of thousands of our workers who have been martyred,” Ms. Mufti told reporters at the end of her visit to five days in Jammu. first after being released after more than a year of detention under the Public Security Act (PSA).
Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, besides the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) without naming him, she declared: “Those who move with half pants and where their leader is located do not hoist the tricolor (to their seat) and they teach us about the national flag. “
She said her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed picked up the national flag when they were dismissed as “ dirty drain bugs ” and subjected to a social boycott.
“We, including the members of the BJP, have taken an oath (in the assembly and the council) to affirm our faith in the Constitution of JK and to respect the sovereignty and integrity of India. it was the constitution of JK and then the sovereignty and integrity of the country. How it goes, they cut one finger and leave the other, it’s not fair, “she said.
When asked if she would hold the tricolor, Ms Mufti said: “I had already answered that I had taken the oath of the JK Constitution when I first became a Member of Parliament and affirmed my commitment. faith in the Constitution of JK and that I uphold the integrity sovereignty of India – both of which are interdependent. JK Flag and Indian Flag, I will hold these two flags together. “
She accused the BJP of “severing Jammu and Kashmir’s relations” with the country by its decision last year to repeal Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and divide into Union territories.
“I say: give us back our flag and the Constitution … the goods which you have looted in the light of day after conspiring in the dark of night must be returned with interest,” said the chairman of the Democratic Party. popular (PDP).
She said that the people of Nagaland recently declared that they did not accept the flag of that country and the Constitution, why these “half-pants” had not organized protest marches against them.
“When I said we were going to raise the two flags, they demonstrated and burned my effigies, but when the people of Nagaland say, there is no murmur and discussion on television,” Ms. Mufti said. .
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