Mehbooba’s new Twitter DP shows tricolour, old J&K flag

Former J&K Chief Minister and the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday put up a new Twitter display picture showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and her late father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed with the national flag and the now-derecognised flag of Jammu and Kashmir.

This was apparently in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call in his Mann ki Baat for putting tricolour  as the profile picture of their social media accounts between August 2 and 15.

“Changed my dp since a flag is a matter of joy & pride.For us our state flag was irreversibly linked to the Indian flag. It was snatched thus breaking away the link. You may have robbed us of our flag but cant erase it from our collective conscience,” Mehbooba said.

The photograph was taken at a rally addressed by the prime minister during his Kashmir visit in November 2015 when Mufti Sayeed was chief minister of the erstwhile state.