On Sunday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti accused the BJP of trampling on democracy and human rights in Jammu and Kashmir.
The BJP-led government is at “war with its people”, the former chief minister alleged.
“The BJP government lectures Afghanistan on inclusive government and human rights, and in Kashmir, people are jailed and booked for treason for demanding constitutional rights. So inclusiveness for the BJP in Kashmir changes to mean only people who toe its lines and propagate its agenda,” Mufti said here.
The PDP chief is on a five-day visit to Jammu.
She held a series of meetings with party workers and various delegations at the party headquarters over the past two days, besides welcoming several prominent social activists into the party fold on Sunday.
“The country and the world should take note of how the BJP is implementing majoritarianism in the once largest democracy of the world, how the party is lecturing the world on democracy, human rights, and human values, and how it is trampling on democracy and human values in Jammu and Kashmir,” Mehbooba said.
A PDP spokesperson said Mehbooba Mufti visited the Peer Baba shrine in Satwari on Saturday evening.
2,55,874 New Covid Cases In India, Positivity Rate Down To 15.5%
India on Monday recorded 2,55,874 new coronavirus cases, 16.39 per cent lower than Monday’s figure of 3.06 lakh cases. During the same period, the country reported 439 virus-related deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,89,848.
At 22,36,842, active cases in India now comprise 5.62 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate marginally increased to 93.15 per cent.
Delhi also reported 5,760 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Meanwhile, the country has administered 162.92 crore vaccine doses.
J&K: 85 people Died of COVID in 24 Days
In Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Jammu division, once again, the process of death of corona infected patients has started. So far this month, 85 patients have died. Of these, 54 are residents of the Jammu division. Many of the patients who died were those who had taken both doses. However, many of them were already suffering from some disease.
According to the National Health Mission data, eight more corona infected patients died on Monday. Four were residents of the Jammu division and four from the Kashmir division. In the Jammu division, two died in the Jammu district. A 65-year-old man from Akhnoor, a Gudha Brahmin, was also among those killed. The maximum number of deaths this month, thirty patients, occurred in the Jammu district. All of them were residents of different areas of the Jammu district. Twelve patients had taken both doses of the corona vaccine. Apart from this, four were residents of Udhampur district, while four were residents of Rajouri, two Doda, five Kathua, one Kishtwar, four Poonch, two Ramban and two Reasi. Samba is the only district where not a single patient died.
In Kashmir, seven corona infected patients died in the Srinagar district while four in Baramulla, eight in Budgam, three in Pulwama, four in Kupwara, four in Anantnag, one in Bandipora, one in Kulgam. On the other hand, not a single patient died in Shopian and Ganderbal districts. In the second wave of corona infection, the maximum number of patients died in the Jammu district.
Although the number of patients who died is less, the maximum number of patients are dying in the Jammu district. About 33 per cent of the total deaths occurred in the Jammu district. Principal of GMC Jammu, Dr Shashi Sudan, says that many of the patients who died after taking both doses were already suffering from other diseases. She asked all to follow Corona appropriate behaviour. She said that only by following all the protocols one could avoid the third wave.
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