Around 130 ambassadors, government officials and business leaders attended the event. He said "Had Delhi not been believing it a religious issue, whole India would have taken to streets against innocent civilian killings in Kashmir, seeking justice for victims of Kunan Poshpora and asking for the death penalty to those who killed unarmed innocents in cold-blooded murder 1989".
"We want to ask the Chief Minister and the PDP President if Kashmir is not a political issue then why have thousands of people lost their lives and why does the State continue to be mired by instability, violence and lack of peace and normalcy? The comment made by him terming Kashmir as a social issue is far from the truth when the whole world recognises it as a political issue pending for a solution for the last 70 years", KCCI president Javid Ahmed Tenga said in a statement here.
Separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front leader Yasin Malik said Drabu's statement was aimed at distorting history.
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Three days after his statement, his party on Monday hit out at him saying that J&K was a political problem and its resolution formed the Peoples Democratic Party's core agenda. "Therefore you are advised to explain as to why a statement detrimental to party interests was made", read a notice issued by chairman of PDP's disciplinary committee A.R. Veeri to Drabu.
But the storm raised by Drabu's statement didn't subside.
PDP chief spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir warned Drabu to retract his statement.
Drabu tried to defend himself by blaming the media for quoting him selectively.
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Her brother, Rob, gave her a mini BMW while her mother gave her a stroller with a sign that read, "To my bunny". Other notable guests included Larsa Pippen, jeweler Lorraine Schwartz , Maria Menounos, and more.
However, the senior minister who confirmed the development said Drabu continues to be a part of PDP.
There were reports that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti may summon Drabu after her return from Delhi.
Drabu was a key PDP pointsman in setting the contours of its alliance with the BJP in 2015. Sources said the party workers had complained that the former finance minister was ignoring even his own constituency.
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