Speaking in Republic Bharat’s show ‘Puchta hai Bharat’ on Thursday, with Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, Kashmiri Youth Activists Asif Plaisar and Sajid Yousuf tore apart the Jammu and Kashmir dynasties and supported the government’s move to repeal the special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiri Activist Asif Plaiser slammed Mehbooba Mufti and her daughter saying that they don’t know the ground reality in Kashmir. He said, “The youth in Kashmir want development. Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter does not know the ground reality in Kashmir. The Mufti and the Abdullah dynasties had destroyed Kashmir and its people. We want to move forward, let us move forward. Everyone knows how many innocents have been killed in Kashmir.”
Sajid Yousuf termed the protests which happened in the JNU over the abrogation of article 370 as ‘politically motivated’. Sajid Yousuf said, “The protests in JNU were done by politically motivated people who were present there. I wonder on what issue were they protesting. 370 is finished and these people should accept it. They need to realise that this is 2019 and it’s not the era of the 90s. The voices of the Kashmiri’s cannot be suppressed. I am an Indian and I have the right to speak. Kashmiri people want their rights which other citizens of the country have. After Article 370 was abrogated, Kashmir has become a ‘new’ Kashmir. We also demand the same things which a Delhi citizen has.” He further added, “Those who support Pakistan, those people are in jail today. I want the development in Kashmir.
JNU protests MoS PMO's visit
Earlier in the day, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students started a protest at the campus, ahead of Union Minister Jitendra Singh's speech on the abrogation of Article 370. Ever since the Modi government has revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been making efforts to ensure peace in the Valley and to aware people about the need to revoke Article 370. However, JNU students have raised a protest using placards saying "Free Kashmir" ahead of MoS PMO's speech. Countering the 'Free Kashmir' protests held by some students in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members too held a counter-protest.