Jammu: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held protests against PDP President Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu on Monday, demanding a case be registered against her for referring to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan to call upon the government to restore J&K's special status.
Led by J&K BJP vice-president Yudhvir Sethi, hundreds of party workers assembled outside the press club in Jammu and raised slogans against the PDP chief.
They demanded the registration of a case against her and an investigation into her provocative statements.
Protests were also held in Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Reasi districts by the party. Speaking to reporters, Sethi demanded an investigation to ascertain whether she had any links with the Taliban.
“The links Mehbooba Mufti has with the Taliban should be investigated. By such remarks, they are trying to incite people and divide them on religious lines,” he said. “Mufti should be ashamed of her remarks. It looks like she is hatching a conspiracy to divide the people of J&K.”
Rastriya Bajrang Dal activists, led by its chief Rakesh Kumar, also held anti-Mehbooba protests. They demanded Mufti be arrested for her statement.