‘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.

Updated: July 27, 2019 1:08 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti

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.

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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

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.

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Published Date: July 27, 2019 1:06 PM IST

Updated Date: July 27, 2019 1:08 PM IST