Can’t win ‘Kashmir battle’ unless political parties, entire country supports us: Mehbooba


Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Saturday to discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting comes following the “attack” on Amarnath Yatris on July 10 in which seven people died.

The meeting began at 11.30am and lasted for almost an hour.

“Ensuring security of Amarnath Yatra obviously topped the agenda of the meeting,” said an aide to the home minister, according to Hindustan Times.

Their meeting also came a day after the home minister briefed top opposition leaders on the situation in the Valley and steps taken the ensure better security for the Amarnath pilgrims.

CM Mehbooba Mufti with Rajnath Singh.Me3hboob

The opposition has slammed the government for failing to ensure security of Amarnath Yatris.

The home ministry in consultation with the state government has decided to erect 21 more security pickets on the Amarnath route to check whether any vehicle carrying Amarnath Yatris is moving beyond the deadline of 7pm in the Valley.

Later, talking to the reporters, Mehbooba said: “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 supports us).”

CM Mufti went on to say that President Pranab Mukherjee re-affirmed that utmost attention will be given to section 370. “When we passed GST bill in 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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