A “new India” where those who died and murdered in the name of religion are feted and garlanded is “unacceptable”, said ex-Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The PDP Chief has reacted to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s remarks, which statements of mainstream parties in Kashmir to create “separatist psyche” and were “not acceptable to new India”.

She in a Twitter post said that of standing up for people, who made her an ‘anti-national’ and ‘separatist’, Ms. Muft would be such a badge with honor.  

“Unacceptable is a new India where those who kill and lynch in the name of religion are feted and garlanded. If standing up for my people makes me a separatist and anti-national, then its a badge I will wear with honor,” added the PDP President.

Taking on National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, Mr. Jaitley claims that his urge for the revival of the post of Prime Minister and President in Jammu and Kashmir was conscious to create a “separatist psyche” and asserted that a “new India” would never permit any government to commit such mistakes.

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