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. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Not Under House Arrest, Advised Not to Visit Pulwama For Security Concerns: J-K Police
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. Also Read - PDP's Waheed Parra Remanded to 15-Day NIA Custody for Alleged Connections with Hizbul Mujahideen
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. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti, Daughter Allegedly Put Under House Arrest
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
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.