Reacting to the decision of Delhi police of filing a charge sheet against former JNU Students Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in which seven are Kashmiri students in a sedition case, the former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti questioned the timing of the filing of charge sheet of the case.
Questioning the timing of the filing of the charge sheet, Mehbooba in a series of tweets wrote: “No surprises here. We are months away from the 2019 general election and like always, using Kashmiris to score extra political points with the Indian electorate has become somewhat of a pre – requisite.”
“Timing of the charge sheet couldnt be any more suspicious. When UPA was in power, it decided to send Afzal Guru to the gallows and to this day J&K is paying a price.”
“Wonder how many more Kashmiris along with their families will have to pay a price to secure the political fortunes of national parties.”
The charge sheet filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Sumeet Anand also names former student activists Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya. The others charged in the case are Kashmiri students Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat.