bjp: Post-match slugfest: PDP & NC slam action, BJP retorts | India News – Times of India

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: Opposition in Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday came out in strong protest after cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) were slapped on two medical students in Srinagar and six people were detained in Samba district for celebrating Pakistan‘s win over India in the T20 World Cup match on Sunday.
While National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said a “volcano has been building up in Jammu & Kashmir,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti accused the Centre of resorting to “vindictive” action against Kashmiri youth and said such steps will “alienate them further.”
“A volcano has been building up in Jammu & Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370,” said Abdullah and expressed fear over what shape it would take when it erupts.
“Celebrations in the Valley over Pakistan’s win while Union home minister Amit Shah was visiting were meant to provoke BJP, which had taken away J&K’s special status,” he added.
“They (those who celebrated the win) don’t have anything to do with them (Pakistanis)… It was done to provoke BJP. They were children and young boys and this should serve as an eye-opener for BJP,” Abdullah said at a public meeting in Surankote in Poonch district. He said Shah was the one who announced the state’s special status under Article 370 being revoked and also witnessed the celebrations after Pakistan’s cricket win on Sunday.
Reacting to the police action, Mehbooba Mufti said the Centre should instead have tried to ascertain why the educated youth choose to identify with Pakistan.
J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina hit back, accusing her of having “Talibani ideology” and said anyone who celebrated Pakistan’s recent win over India in a T20 World Cup match would be jailed for “conspiring” against the country.

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