Mehbooba Mufti, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday, alleged that the Government of India has extended its template of “terrorising Kashmiris into silence by using draconian laws” into the rest of the country.
Mufti criticized New Delhi for labeling anti-CAA protests of last year and the ongoing farmer protests as “anti-national” and accused it of applying anti-terror laws “to quell these peaceful movements.”
“GOIs template of terrorising Kashmiris into silence by using draconian laws and othering them is being extended to other parts of the country,” Mufti, who is the president of People’s Democratic Party, said on Twitter.
“Be it CAA or farmer law protests both were termed anti-national and anti-terror laws like UAP A invoked to quell these peaceful movements.”
The anti-CAA protests had gripped several states of India including the capital New Delhi in January and February last year. Several participants of the protests and activists were arrested by the police and booked under anti-terror laws.
The farmer protest is still ongoing.