Refuse to pay property tax, Mehbooba Mufti tells people in J&K

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday urged people of Jammu and Kashmir to refuse to property tax peacefully. She said that the imposition of the tax was part of the BJP’s agenda of impoverishing the people of the Union Territory.

“The real aim is to make people of Jammu and Kashmir so poor that they don’t demand anything. Look at the rest of the country, 80 crore people are getting free ration. They don’t ask for jobs or cheaper fuel,” Mehbooba said in Srinagar today. “They just wait for the 5 kg grain so that they can feed their children. They want to bring Jammu and Kashmir also to the same level.” 

She said that the BJP wants “to bury people of J&K.” 

“They could not bring other States at par with J&K, now they are trying to bring us at par with other States,” Mehbooba said. The former Chief Minister said the BJP has been a “disaster” for Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir administration on February 21 issued a notification for imposition of property tax which will come into effect from the next financial year.