Iltija Mufti, daughter of Mehbooba Mufti tweeted on Sunday that she finds it rather ironic that there is praise for the abrogation of Article 370 everywhere but in Kashmir. Her tweet referred to the Howdy Modi event at Houston where PM Modi talked about Kashmir receiving the appreciation of everyone attending the event.
She tweeted: “Ironic that a move ostensibly taken to secure “special interests” of J&K gets cheered on everywhere except in the state that’s it meant to benefit. While people in Kashmir have been gagged , mass hysteria is orchestrated elsewhere to justify this decision.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi got an immense amount of praise with a standing ovation by a 50,000-strong audience at Howdy Modi when he mentioned his decision to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir. However, a post on the Twitter handle of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, handled by his daughter Iltija Mufti took strong exception to the cheers for the centre's move on Kashmir, calling it "ironic"
PM Modi said, "We bid farewell to another thing that has been a big challenge for 70 years. Article 370 had deprived the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from development and rights. Terrorists and separatists were using it to their advantage. Now the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have the same rights as every Indian."