Tricolour will be replaced by saffron flag: Mehbooba

The only way forward is by getting all stakeholders together to achieve peace, says PDP chief

January 07, 2023 07:50 pm | Updated January 08, 2023 01:30 am IST - SRINAGAR

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti. | File

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti. | File | Photo Credit: PTI

Former J&K Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, while speaking on the death anniversary of her father and party founder Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Saturday, said there was a need for resumption of the now-reversed peace process on J&K.

“There is a need for the resumption of the now-reversed peace process. Mufti Sahab’s vision of a roadmap for permanent peace was founded upon the idea of engaging with varied shades of opinion. As we pass through difficult times, this approach remains the only way forward to achieve permanent peace in the region by getting all stakeholders together to achieve this otherwise elusive goal and get people rid of miseries,” Ms. Mufti said, after visiting the grave of late Sayeed on the seventh death anniversary in Anantnag.

She said no matter how powerful a country is, it cannot win a war against its people. “The BJP set aside our flag and in time to come the national flag, for which many people have sacrificed their lives, will be replaced by a saffron flag,” Ms. Mufti said.

Referring to Mufti’s rule, Ms. Mufti said her father had set the bar high even in matters of development, infrastructure or economic growth. “Setting up of universities, colleges, institutes of excellence, strengthening of institutions of governance, augmenting the infrastructure in power, road and healthcare sector, a stimulus to industrial sector, entrepreneurship, setting up of separate ministry for uplifting tribal community and securing their rights and welfare are testament to unprecedented push to developmental and people’s welfare ideas by Mufti Sahab,” Ms. Mufti said.

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