Several PDP leaders were on Thursday detained by police as they tried to stage a protest against the new land laws notified by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir.
The party leaders wanted to hold a protest rally against the amendments made to the land laws of the Union territory by the Centre on Tuesday which allow people from other parts of the country to buy land in the region.
The mainstream parties of Kashmir have decried the amendments and termed the move akin to putting Jammu and Kashmir up for sale.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti tried to reach the PDP office, but was asked by the police to return to her residence.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said elections are no solution to the Kashmir problem and called for a dialogue between India and Pakistan to address the issue. She also accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of “murdering the democracy” in the name of District Development Council (DDC) polls as alliance candidates were being confined to homes while others enjoyed full freedom to campaign. The PDP chief said the alliance candidates were not allowed to freely campaign for the DDC polls. "Our people do not have security. They have been confined to their homes and not allowed to run poll campaign while BJP candidates are freely roaming around. This is not done? Will this country run on the BJP's agenda?"They tell us not to talk about Article 370. BJP ministers visit Kashmir and nine out of 10 times, they talk about the revocation of Article 370. I fail to understand that when they are confident that Artilce 370 is gone and will not be restored, why do they get rattled so much when I speak about it," she said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29 alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to ban PDP and trying to get her because she raised her voice against them. She said, "I think BJP wants to develop an ecosystem of itself where there is no place for democracy. They are trying to get to me. They want to ban my party because I raised my voice. I am repeatedly told that Article 370 is being talked about since my release. But what can I do about that."
As long as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) don't reinstate Article 370 the issue won't be resolved in Jammu and Kashmir, said Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29 while addressing media persons. She said, "Until and unless the Kashmir issue is resolved, the problem will remain and persist. As long as they do not reinstate Article 370 the issue won't be resolved. Ministers will come and go."
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called Muslims as 'Pakistani', Sardars as 'Khalistani', activists as 'Urban Naxal' and students as members of 'Tukde Tukde gang' and 'anti-national' then who is 'Hindustani' in this country, asked Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti on November 29. She said, "They call Muslims as 'Pakistani', Sardars as 'Khalistani', activists as 'Urban Naxal' and students as members of 'Tukde Tukde gang' - 'anti-national'. I fail to understand if everyone is terrorist - anti-national, then who is 'Hindustani' in this country?Only BJP workers?"
To give wings to budding artists and promote archaic and traditional folk music, the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages (JKAACL) hosted special folk music shows in Tagore Hall here. Artists from across the Valley participated in the event and were quite excited to have a platform that enables them to showcase their talents. Such programs help in reviving the rich music culture of Kashmir.
State election commissioner K K Sharma on December informed turnout of third phase of DDC election in which 16 constituencies in Kashmir and 17 constituencies in Jammu went to polls. The polling percentage overall in the Union territory in phase 3 was 50.53 per cent which is greater than phase 2 which was 49.per cent.
Voting is underway for the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Bassi Khurd Village of Jammu. West Pakistani refugees, who did not have voting rights earlier due to Article 370 and Article 35A are now voting for the first time in DDC elections. They were seen standing in queue at a polling booth in Jammu on December 01, waiting for their turn to cast their votes. DDC elections will be held in eight phases and will go on till December 19.
Jammu and Kashmir Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner TK Bhat on November 28 said arrangements have been made in Jammu to facilitate voting by migrants and displaced people for District Development Council elections. He said, "We have made arrangements in Jammu to facilitate voting by migrants and displaced people for District Development Council elections. We have deployed SRTC buses at 14 different locations."
PDP president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and her daughter Iltija on Friday claimed that they had been detained at their residence to prevent them from visiting the house..
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