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Banning civilian movement on highway none of their business: Mehbooba

Says PDP-BJP Govt collapsed as she insisted coalition partner to implement agenda of alliance

Srinagar, Apr 06 (KNS): Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said banning civilian movement on highway twice a week was none of their business.

Mehbooba while talking to media persons on the sidelines of the function at Tangmarg said that the decision to restrict the civilian movement on highway on every Wednesday and Sunday is disagreeable.

She said that Jammu and Kashmir is of its people and nobody has a right to restrict their movement anyway and banning the movement of civilian twice a week was none of their business to decide when the people can move on highway and when not.

Mehbooba said it was the right of people to decide anything about their movement.

She however refused to utter anything over the statements made by NC president Dr. Farooq Abdullah, saying “he (Dr. Farooq is an elderly person and everybody knows he changes his statements from morning to evening.”

PDP president and candidate for South Kashmir’s Lok Sabha constituency further reacted to the statements over the collapsing of PDP-BJP coalition government, saying that BJP leaders are making different statements over the falling of government but the fact is that she was insisting them to implement agenda of alliance.

“I was insisting them (BJP) not to revoke 370, revoke AFSPA and continuation of ceasefire that created conflict between us (PDP-BJP). PDP was also demanding dropping of two ministers over Rassana case and the step we took regarding dropping the cases against 12000 youth due to which the coalition government collapsed,” she said. (KNS)