New Delhi, April 24: The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to discuss deteriorating law and order situation in the valley. During the meet, CM Mehbooba emphasized on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s initiative to have a dialogue with all the leaders in order to solve Kashmir issue as soon as possible.
Both the leaders also discussed the PDP-BJP alliance in the state and about lower voter turnout in the recent by-polls in Srinagar and also issues related to the Indus water treaty was also discussed in the meeting. Mufti also discussed the losses of 20 thousand crore rupees caused by Indus Waters Treaty and how the loss can be compensated as the state doesn't have control over water resources.
After discussing the issues with Prime Minister Modi, Mufti also called on Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the security situation in the state. Later, speaking to media Mufti said that she has urged PM Modi that the Centre should think about the welfare of the state and there is no other option but to talk. She also said, there should be an environment for talks in the valley.
CM Mufti further noted that PM Modi assured her to restart the dialogue process initiated during Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime. She said the Prime Minister told her that he is already following the footsteps of former PM Vajpayee whose policy was reconciliation rather than confrontation.
Mufti at the end said, “There are some youths who are disillusioned, others are being incited. Will work out something in Unified command meet tomorrow.” “Next two, three months are really crucial for us. Spoke to HM regarding this, we need everyone's support for improving a situation,” she added.
Notably, since the Modi government has taken the charge terrorism activities, stone pelting, anti-national activities in Jammu and Kashmir are decreased rapidly but the situation in recent months have started deteriorating again. Stone pelting activities increased, terrorism activities increased and the major setback was low voting in recent by-poll after which both state and central government are alert and working together to bring normalcy in Valley.