India still chained by divisive laws: Mehbooba Mufti


PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said Monday that while the election of Indian-origin Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was a great milestone, it also served as a reminder that India was "still bound by divisive and discriminatory legislation like NRC and CAA."

"Proud moment that UK will get its first Indian origin PM," the former J&K chief minister tweeted. While all of India should be celebrating, it is important to note that while the UK has accepted an ethnic minority member as its Prime Minister, we are still bound by divisive and discriminatory regulations such as the NRC and CAA."

Ravi Shankar Prasad, a BJP leader and former Union minister, responded to Mehbooba's question about accepting a member of the minority community as Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Prasad also reminded Mehbooba Mufti of the "exceptional presidency" of APJ Abdul Kalam and Manmohan Singh as India's Prime Minister for ten years in a series of tweets.

"Mehbooba Mufti Ji!" Will you accept a minority as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir? Please respond honestly," the top BJP leader said.