Srinagar, July 28: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the arrest of separatists is just an administrative measure and it will not solve the problem of the valley. “The arrest is an administrative measure as it cannot solve the real problems and situations faced by the people of Kashmir,” stated J&K CM. NIA (National Investigative Agency), earlier, arrested seven separatists in connection with terror funding.Also Read - JKBOSE 12 Date Sheet 2021 Released For Kashmir Division, Exams to begin from THIS Date | Check How to Download
Mufti, the chief of People’s Democratic Party, believes the situation in the valley can be improved by coming up with a better idea. She also warned that any change in Article 35(A) of the Constitution, which gives a special state provision to Jammu and Kashmir and is being debated in the Supreme Court would not be in favour of the people living in the Valley and would invite repercussions. Also Read - Viral Video: Newly-Wed Bride & Groom Make Roti Together As Part of Kashmiri Wedding Ritual | Watch
Article 35(A) of the Constitution empowers the state legislature to define permanent residents and accord special rights and privileges to the people of J&K. “Any tempering with Article 35(A) won’t be acceptable. I won’t hesitate in saying that nobody will even carry the corpse of the National Flag in Kashmir, if it happens. Let me make it very clear,” she said. Also Read - Our Aim is That No Civilian Gets Killed, Terrorism is Wiped Out From Valley: Amit Shah in Jammu Rally
On Monday, the NIA arrested seven separatists over money laundering charges, for funding terror in the Kashmir Valley. Later, on Wednesday, another separatist leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Shah was also arrested.
Altaf Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Mehraj Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Naeem Khan and Bitta Karate have been sent to 10-day NIA custody. Shabir Shah was produced in the Patiala House Court and was sent to a seven-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody.
The NIA visited Srinagar in May to probe the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir and questioned several separatist leaders on the issue of raising, collecting and transferring funds via the Hawala route and other channels to fund terror activities in Kashmir.
The NIA is said to be probing all aspects of funding to separatist leaders and how they reportedly used these funds to fuel unrest in the Kashmir Valley.