Cant win the war in Kashmir without nation’s support: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that Kashmir is not a ‘law and order problem’ and support from the whole country is needed to win the ‘war’ in the state, reported the Indian Express.

Mehbooba Mufti made the statement after her meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday in New Delhi.

Kashmir me hum law and order ki ladaai nahi ladd rahe. Jab tak pura mulk, political parties saath nahi dete tab tak ye jang nahi jeet sakte (The war we are fighting in Kashmir isn’t that of law and order problems. We can’t win this war unless different political parties and the entire country support us),” she told reporters after meeting the Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Mehbooba during her half an hour meet with the Home Minister, while referring to the India-China standoff, said that China is meddling in the state’s affairs.

“Foreign powers are behind the attacks that are taking place. Now, even China has started meddling in our affairs,” Mufti said.

In a reference to the stand-off between the two countries over Doklam in Sikkim sector. The J-K Chief Minister went on to express happiness regarding the joint effort being carried out by political parties to find a solution to Kashmir issue.

“I am happy that the political parties have come together to find a solution to problems in Kashmir,” Mufti said.

She went on to say that President Pranab Mukherjee re-affirmed that utmost attention will be given to section 370.

“When we passed the GST bill in th J&K assembly, President Pranab Mukherjee reaffirmed that section 370 will be given utmost attention. Our emotions are attached to section 370,” Mufti said.


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