Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday expressed hope that resolutions tabled in the European parliament against state clampdown in Indian held Kashmir and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be followed up with sanctions on India.
In a series of tweets, the former J&K chief minister wrote: “Relieved to see the EU parliament pass resolutions against communal CAB & brutal lockdown in Kashmir. [I] hope it’s followed up with sanctions. GOI’s actions are frittering away all of India’s assiduously earned soft power.”
Relieved to see EU parliament pass resolutions against communal CAB & brutal lockdown in Kashmir. Hope it’s followed up with sanctions. GOIs actions are frittering away all of India’s assiduously earned soft power.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) January 27, 2020
Meanwhile, the National Conference (NC), while reacting to the Indian government’s latest decision regarding the change in the nomenclature of Sher-i-Kashmir police medals, said it depicts the mindset of the present ruling dispensation in Delhi which “is out to bruise whatever is dear to the people of J&K and whatever is important in history.”
A statement signed by Peer Afaq Ahmed, a former lawmaker and the party district president for Srinagar, said, “It is a calibrated effort to trim every single symbol of J&K’s political individuality.