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‘GOI Needs to Rethink Its Policy,’ Mehbooba Mufti Criticises Centre’s Decision to Deploy More Forces in Kashmir
The Ministry of Home Affairs had said that the decision was taken in order to strengthen the counter-insurgency grid and for maintaining law and order situation in the state.
Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has reacted strongly on the decision of Ministry of Home Affairs to deploy additional 100 companies Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF, BSF, SSB and ITBP) in the state.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had said that the decision was taken, on Thursday, in order to strengthen the counter-insurgency (CI) grid and for maintaining law and order situation in the state.
Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said that the Centre’s decision to deploy additional 10,000 troops in the valley has created a fear psychosis in people and there’s no dearth of security forces in Kashmir.
She said that Jammu and Kashmir is a political problem which won’t be solved by military means.
“Government of India needs to rethink and overhaul its policy,” she tweeted
Centre’s decision to deploy additional 10,000 troops to the valley has created fear psychosis amongst people. There is no dearth of security forces in Kashmir. J&K is a political problem which won’t be solved by military means. GOI needs to rethink & overhaul its policy.
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) July 27, 2019
Last month, she had slammed Home Minister Amit Shah calling his attempt to ‘quick fix’ Kashmir situation through ‘brute force’ as ridiculously naive.
Mehbooba said that Kashmir has always been looked at through the prism of security and redressal of this political problem needs the involvement of all stakeholders, including Pakistan.