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Article-35A: Mehbooba Mufti Calls ED Probing Farooq Abdullah In J&K Cricket Scam 'harassment For Not Toeing Centre's Line'

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Mehbooba Mufti has come out in the support of her political rival in Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah
  • Abdullah is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday in the Jammu and Kashmir cricket scam
  • Mufti tweeted raised doubts against the agency and called the move a brazen act

Mehbooba Mufti has come out in the support of her political rival in Jammu and Kashmir National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah who is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday.  The ED is taking his statement in the Jammu and Kashmir cricket scam. His statement was  being recorded by the agency's Chandigarh unit in the matter.

Mufti tweeted saying that the agency's probe in the case comes at a time when political parties are joining together and 'standing up to protect the state's unique identity' and hence its move is suspicious. She also alleged that the Centre was brazenly misusing central agencies to intimidate those who don't toe the line.

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As the debate over the matter of abrogation of Article 35 A simmered since Sunday, the PDP chief called the National Conference to join forces and has demanded an 'all-party meet' in the state. She had said that the recent developments have caused 'panic amongst people' in the state and further called a 'forged united response.'

She also issued a warning to Centre if it tried to meddle with the law. She said, "Meddling with Article 35 A is like touching ammunitions, people who are trying to touch Article 35 A will not only burn their hand but their entire body will be burned. Kashmiris need to protect what we have, we have our own constitution, we have a status which doesn’t allow people from outside to buy property here. The conditions that prevail the valley today are scary, JK bank has been finished and slowly they are trying to finish everything. We want to tell Delhi that touching Article 35 A will be like touching dynamite. We will defend Kashmir till our last breath."

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