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Mehbooba Mufti Urges Voter Turnout to Combat Threats to Region’s Identity and Resources ,J&K at Crossroads

Lok Sabha Elections Crucial for Protecting J&K's Identity Amidst Mounting Challenges

Srinagar, 20-04-2024: Mehbooba Mufti, the President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), emphasized the significance of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in protecting the identity and resources of the region. Campaigning for the Anantnag-Rajouri Lok Sabha constituency in South Kashmir, Mufti addressed a gathering at Seer Hamadan, highlighting the imminent threats faced by J&K.

She expressed concerns over the precarious state of J&K’s identity and the perceived attempts by the government to strip away its resources. Mufti stressed the alarming unemployment rate in the region and warned of the looming danger to its unique identity. She rallied against the perceived efforts to deprive J&K of its rights, declaring her commitment to advocate for the people’s interests.

Mufti underscored her track record of speaking up for J&K’s populace over the past five years, vowing to amplify their voices with their support. Recalling the tenure of her father, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, as Chief Minister, she noted the evolving challenges facing the region, including the plight of thousands incarcerated without recourse. She urged the public to confront these injustices and not succumb to election boycotts, urging them to exercise their voting rights for the greater good.

Later, while talking to media persons, Mufti reiterated the importance of the Lok Sabha elections and said that if elected, she will also address the basic issues faced by people.
“I told people that today’s election is not about roads, water, or electricity; rather, it is about safeguarding the identity and resources of J&K. I have also told them that I will also address their basic civic issues; the response of the people has been immense because I, along with my father, have worked immensely in this area,” she said.

Addressing the media, Mufti reiterated the election’s gravity, emphasizing that it transcends mundane issues like infrastructure and utilities. She pledged to address the fundamental civic concerns of the people if elected, highlighting her and her father’s prior efforts in the region. The response from the electorate, she noted, was encouraging, reflecting a shared commitment to safeguarding J&K’s identity and resources amidst evolving challenges.