Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that renaming of places of historical importance was a gimmick to deflect attention from real issues like poverty.
In a series of tweets, Mehbooba said that ‘name changing’ was an attempt to distort the history.
“At a time when our country is witnessing rising agrarian distress and unemployment, crores still live without a roof on their head . Name changing seems to be a mere gimmick to deflect attention from the real issues,” tweeted Mehbooba.
“Fail to understand what purpose would it achieve? Will it help in alleviating poverty or addressing inflation? Instead attempts are being made to distort history. 2/2,” she said in another tweet.