Govt Failed To Handle J&K Situation: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, 05 January, 2023:  The BJP Government has failed to control the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and is now arming locals to further its agenda of creating a wedge between communities, People’s Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday.

”Arming people with weapons will only serve BJP’s agenda of creating an atmosphere of fear, suspicion and hatred. It will pit one community against the other,” Mehbooba said.

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Mehbooba was speaking to media in Anantnag, after paying obeisance at the grave of her father, ‘Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’ former CM of J&K.

“The move to provide arms and ammunition to Village Defence Committees in wake of the Rajouri attack has exposed the BJP’s claims that the situation has become normal in J-K after the abrogation of Article 370″, she said.

”If that were the case, why bring more security personnel into Jammu and Kashmir? Why arm the local people with weapons”, she asked.

”This only shows that BJP has failed in controlling the situation. Now they want to harass the people and increase the bloodshed by these measures.” Mehbooba said.

“The problems in Jammu and Kashmir needed a political solution and could not be resolved militarily”, she added.