Mehbooba slams Centre for additional troops deployment in Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti, Jammu and Kashmir, politics, centre, troops, CAPF, The Federal, English news website
“An election (DDC polls) conducted in peace and with fairness is a victory for democracy. But the situation on the ground was far from ideal considering the odds against which the Gupkar Alliance fought the elections,” Mehbooba Mufti said.

Jammu and Kashmir is a “political problem” which would not be solved by military means, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday (July 27), as she criticised the Centre’s decision to deploy additional 100 companies of central armed police force (CAPF) to the valley.

Mehbooba, the president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also said that the Centre needs to “rethink and overhaul its Kashmir policy.” “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 wont be solved by military means. GOI needs to rethink & overhaul its policy,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

The Centre on Thursday (July 25) ordered deployment of additional 100 companies of CAPFs “in order to strengthen the CI (counter-insurgency) grid as well as for maintaining law and order situation” in Jammu and Kashmir.

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