In her first public message after her release from detention, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that she will fight for the restoration of Article 370. She also said that she will exert all efforts to resolve the Kashmir conflict.
Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has been charged under the Public Safety Act. The government has claimed that Mehbooba’s ‘glorifying militant’ statements and the geographical proximity of J&K to Pakistan necessitate Mehbooba’s continued detention.
Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari called for a thorough review of security cover of political activists in J&K, Bukhari urged the union home minister to intervene into the matter and pass on some concrete orders in this regard.
Two wars with Pakistan and crippled by three decades of insurgency, the BJP government wants to close the 'issue' in the Muslim majority state of Jammu & Kashmir. Will a divide-and-rule and blow-hot-blow-cold policy bring peace?
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.