SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday invited the youth to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying that her party was “free of garbage now”.
“From this platform, I want to invite the youth of Jammu and Kashmir who are educated and interested in resolution of the Kashmir issue to come and join us,” said Mehbooba while addressing her workers on the death anniversary of her father and party founder Mufti Muhammad Sayeed in Anantnag.
“…all the garbage in the party has gone out with the wind,” she said while referring to a spree of resignations of her party leaders. She asked the youth to help her to take the state “out of this misery”.
Defending her recent visit to the family of a terrorist in Pulwama, she wanted to send across a message that the families of the terrorists shouldn’t be harassed.
“A girl was being harassed there, it was question of her honour. I thought my visit to the family would send a message to the government that if we have to fight the terrorists we don’t have to harass their families,” she said.
National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah had criticised Mehbooba’s visit to the terrorist’s family by calling her an ‘architect’ of ‘Operation All-out’.