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Mehbooba praises Pak on pro-minority stance, hits out at Centre on Ram temple

Mehbooba praises Pak on pro-minority stance, hits out at Centre on Ram temple
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti. — File photo

Tribune News Service
Srinagar, February 10

Former chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday praised Pakistani Prime Minister on pro-minority stance and criticised the Centre saying their "top priority is seemingly renaming historic cities and building Ram Mandir."

She was reacting to tweet where Pakistani PM Imran Khan announced that he was taking steps to name the wild life reserve and a new university after Guru Nanak Dev.  

"How times change. Centre's top priority is seemingly renaming historic cities & building Ram Mandir. On the other hand , heartening  to see that Pak PM has initiated steps to name Baloki forest reserve after Guru Nanak ji & create a university under his name," Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.

PDP was in alliance with BJP in J&K till June last year before BJP pulled out.  

Mehbooba defended her stance on drawing parallels between India and Pakistan.

"Whatever I have said is not wrong. All the old buildings and cities with Muslim names are being changed to Hindu names. Moreover, you have seen there is race between parties to construct temple over the place of martyred Babri mosque," Mehbooba told reporters in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district.

She added the politics in the country is being played over Hindutva.

"Muslims are being lynched in the name of cow slaughter. Instead of taking action as you have seen in case of MP where Congress is in power it has booked three Muslims under NSA (National Security Act). The politics is being played over Hindutva and there is a competition between parties over it," she said.

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