New Delhi, Apr 25: Amid the ongoing unrest in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the aim of restarting talks between the government and separatists. However, reports suggest that the centre is not in favour to have a discussion with the Hurriyat leaders.
According to reports, after the past failures of bringing normalcy in Kashmir after talks with the separatists, the government is in no mood to have the conversation with the pro-Pakistan lobby in the valley. After meeting PM Modi yesterday, CM Mufti had said that dialogue is the only way of bringing normalcy in the valley. Pointing the talks between the Hurriyat leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mufti said that she expects PM Modi to follow the footsteps of former prime minister and hold a similar dialogue.
Addressing the media after the meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Mufti said, “We must start from where Vajpayee ji left… Modi ji has repeatedly said that he would follow the footsteps of Vajpayee ji, whose policy was of reconciliation, not confrontation. There is no option but to talk.”
Centre in no mood of dialogue
Meanwhile, the centre has rejected the idea of holding a dialogue with the Hurriyat leadership and reports suggest that the government has decided to go after the top terror commanders responsible for the tense situation and stone pelting in the valley. The government has also asked the security agencies to take strong actions against the terror infrastructure present in Jammu and Kashmir.
Apart from directing the security agencies to act against terror infrastructure, the government has also asked the authorities to crack down the social media that has been responsible for encouraging violence in the valley. News agency PTI has reported that the security officials have shut down nearly 90 percent of the groups used by the stone pelters to disrupt the security forces in Kashmir.
Reports suggest that the valley had nearly 300 WhatsApp groups that were being used to disrupt security forces.