Mehbooba slams ED summons to Shabir Shah's daughter

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti Thursday castigated the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for issuing summons to the daughter of senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah.

“After NIA summons to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq sahib and ailing JKLF chief Yasin Malik sahib, the ED sending summons to Shabir Shah’s daughter is very shameful for the entire country,” Mehbooba told reporters here.

The ED has issued summons to Shah’s daughter Sama Shabir, who is pursuing law at Manchester University in the UK.

Mehbooba said that “the Modi government was harping on Balakot strikes and atrocities on innocent Kashmiris for electoral gains.”

On Omar Abdullah’s remarks that low voter turnout in Mufti’s home constituency Anantnag and native area Bijbehara was a sign of anger against Mehbooba, she said, “Entire Anantnag district is my home but Omar should make it clear where his home is?”

Terming as frustration Omar’s statement that PDP was nowhere in the contest on Anantnag Parliamentary seat, Mehbooba said, “It seems Omar Abdullah is not bothered about voters of Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian districts going to polls in the next two rounds. If he is so sure of his party’s victory then he should not campaign at all.”

Mehbooba also refuted the allegations about the presence of government employees in an election rally in Pulwama on Wednesday.

“The opponents are frustrated by our party’s popularity and are leveling false allegations.  The fact is they were my workers and not the employees,” she said.