Source: News Bharati English28 Nov 2016 16:53:25
New Delhi, November 28: Amid the improving situation of Kashmir valley which is facing severe riots in the recent time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday.
Mufti apprised PM Modi about the improving conditions of the valley in a meeting held at New Delhi. She reiterated for initiation of confidence-building measures (CBMs) to reach out to the people of the state. Later speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister said the situation in Kashmir is improving.
The Chief Minister also congratulated Modi for the historic demonetisation decision, a move purportedly initiated by the central government to clamp down on black money, impacting normal life across the country. “It is not an ordinary decision. It will cause some inconvenience to people but it will turn out to be a historic move for the country,” Mehbooba said.
The demonetisation move had least impact in Kashmir Valley where all businesses remained shut and thousands of people, especially in tourism and transport sector, lost their jobs over the last four months of protests and unrest.
Unrest in Kashmir valley started after the death of Hizbul Mujahidden commander Burhan Wani, who was killed by Indian armed forces. Being a poster boy of terrorism and youths, he was supported by separatists and radicalized civilians through acts of stone pelting and fighting incidents with defence personnels.
Over the last more than four months, at least 95 civilians, were killed in retaliatory action against protesters who hit the streets. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who visited the Valley twice at the peak of the prevailing turmoil, had said that New Delhi will talk to all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat, but the situation must be allowed to calm down. Mehbooba had earlier urged Jaitley to restructure the loans given out by banks which have come under strain due to four months of shutdown and curfew that paralysed business activities in Kashmir.