“No quantum of intimidation can force us into submission”
Srinagar, July 31: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday has termed extension of PSA for three months against party President Mehbooba Mufti a highly undemocratic, unconstitutional and inhuman approach of the government, reiterating that such vindictive measures will not deter the PDP from pursuing its core agenda and speak truth to power.
According to the party spokesman and media advisor Syed Suhail Bukhari, such measures are aimed to intimidate that will have far-reaching consequences & are bound to only increase the level of alienation and frustration among the people who have been plundered of their identity last year on August 5.
He added that it is bizarre that for the past six months, while the petition against the illegal detention of Ms Mufti is pending in the Supreme Court, the government here is hell-bent to hound the PDP president through such illegal, unethical and undemocratic measures.
The party spokesman said that the PDP has a clear stand that ideas cannot be chained, banned or killed and that in democracy, ideas are allowed to flourish and not choked. “No quantum of pressure and intimidation can push us into submission and to give up on our the resolve to fight for the honor and dignity of the people of J&K. It is ironic that by taking such undemocratic, unconstitutional and unnatural measures, the BJP still believes in the efficacy of these methods and is trying to repeat the old mistakes which will be meaningless and will prove counterproductive,” said the party spokesman.
The spokesperson also highlighted how other party leaders who resisted pressures and temptations stood by the party and its ideology are also being hounded and illegally detained in their houses.