Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was released from detention after over a year on Tuesday, said that the leaders and people of Kashmir will never forget the humiliation caused by the Centre’s decision to abolish the erstwhile state’s special status under Article 370. She added that Kashmiris have to get back what the government snatched from them.
“I have been released today after over an year,” Mufti said in an audio message after her release. “All through this time, the black day of August 5 kept wounding my soul. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have also suffered like this. None of us can forget the insult of that day.”
The Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party leader added: “We have to get back what the Delhi snatched from us in an undemocratic and illegal way.” She said the people of the Union Territory would have to continue their efforts to resolve the Kashmir matter. “I know this will not be easy but our courage and determination will take us through,” Mufti said.