Former Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said the draft recommendations of the Delimitation Commission are an attempt to divide the people of Jammu and Kashmir on sectarian and social grounds.
She also said that the hijab row has been created because it is the symbol and identity of a particular community and that she fears other Muslim symbols would be targeted after this.
“The rights and guarantees given by the Indian Constitution are being mutilated and the Delimitation Report that has come recently is part of that,” Mufti said while addressing a press conference in Srinagar after a meeting of the party’s Political Affairs Committee (PAC). “They have tried to divide the people of Jammu and Kashmir on sectarian level (and) on social level, so that the people fight with each other. But the PDP’s struggle would be against it.”