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India insecure despite a million-strong military in Kashmir: Mehbooba on ‘guided tour’ of foreign diplomats

Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said through ‘guided tour’ of foreign diplomats India was trying to paint an ‘all is well picture’ of the situation in Jammu & Kashmir.

In Baramulla as she addressed her PDP workers, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said people of state live in misery devoid and robbed of their constitutional rights.

Addressing the first party workers convention after August 5, 2019, Mehbooba said the Narendra Modi government’s every efforts smack of ill intentions. “The government instead of trying to win hearts of minds of the people of the state, is seeking character certificate from the envoys of foreign nations through guided tours to misrepresent the situation on ground,” she said.

“Whereas the fact of the matter is that even after having almost a million personnel on ground in J&K, the Modi government still feels insecure,” she said.

“No matter what they try to project in these guided tours, the world knows the reality of Kashmir. Where people have been robbed of their constitutional rights, voices muzzled and hundreds put in prisons without a rhyme or reason,” she added.

“Though they want to change the goal posts, restoration of the special constitutional position of J&K and resolution of the larger political issue through dialogue & reconciliation remain fundamental demands & desires of the people. No amount of coercion can change that,” Mehbooba said.

After addressing the convention, she also met several people from different walks of life.

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