The Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday lashed out at the Centre, saying this government uses iron first on its own people but welcomes Chinese troops.
She was commenting in reference to the Uttar Pradesh government’s move to detain opposition leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi, as they tried to visit families of slain farmers. At least four farmers were killed when a convoy of vehicles associated with the BJP’s Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, his son, his uncle and other goons who ran over several protesters in Uttar Pradesh. It happened during a protest held in Lakhimpur against Teni for a speech about the farm laws protest last month.
“Applying Section 144 wherever human rights & dignity is trampled has emerged as GOIs preferred approach. This government shows no hesitation in using an iron fist with its own people but welcomes Chinese troops with open arms,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.
She further added: “One can’t even compare the oppression unleashed in J&K since 2019 but the common denominators are obvious. What started in J&K was sadly met with an air of indifference & has now engulfed the entire country. When will we speak up?”