There should be no meddling with constitutional status of J-K: Mehbooba Mufti

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said there should be no meddling with the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir till a popular Government takes power.

Mehbooba said there seemed to be a “hidden agenda” behind the decisions to treat Jammu and Kashmir Bank as a PSU, changing procedures of state subject rules, revoking Roshni scheme and reports of changing Juvenile (Justice) Act.

“We respect the Governor (S P Malik), (but) why is he encroaching upon the democratic space? There is no emergency on these issues. They can happen after elections when a new Government is formed. It seems that there is perhaps someone’s hidden agenda, which I hope the Governor will not be a part of… There should be no fiddling with the constitutional status of the State,” Mehbooba told reporters here. (AGENCIES)