Kashmir problem won’t be solved till entire country supports us: Mehbooba Mufti after meeting with Rajnath

Kashmir has been under the spate of violent terror attacks. On July 12, three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed by security forces near Budgam and on July 10, 7 Amarnath Yatris were dead after militants opened fire at a bus carrying the pilgrims.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2017 7:37 pm
mehbooba mufti, rajnath singh, jammu and kashmir, mehbooba rajnath meet, kashmir violence, kashmir news, indian express news Jammu and Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in Delhi (Source: ANI_News/Twitter)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday in New Delhi. The two discussed the security situation in Kashmir. “Kashmir me hum law and order ki ladaai nahi ladd rahe. Jab tak pura mulk, political parties saath nahi dete tab tak ye jang nahi jeet sakte (The war we are fighting in Kashmir isn’t that of law and order problems. We cant win this war unless different political parties and the entire country supports us),” she told reporters after meeting the Home Minister.

“Foreign powers are behind the attacks that are taking place. Now, even China has started meddling in our affairs,” Mufti said in a reference to the stand-off between the two countries over Doklam in Sikkim sector. The J-K Chief Minister went on to express happiness regarding the joint effort being carried out by political parties to find a solution to Kashmir issue. “I am happy that the political parties have come together to find a solution to problems in Kashmir,” Mufti said. Also Read: Doklam border stand-off: All that has happened so far

Jammu and Kashmir: Mehbooba Mufti expressed happiness regarding the joint effort being carried out by political parties to find a solution to Kashmir issue. (Source: Express Photo)

Sources told The Indian Express that the tense situation in the state, inability of ministers to break political impasse, especially in South Kashmir and gaps in governance were discussed in the meeting. “She (Mehbooba) told the meeting that ministers have to shape up or ship out. She said that appraisal will be based on performance, public contact and behaviour towards workers.” sources said.

Kashmir has been under the spate of violent terror attacks. On July 12, three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed by security forces near Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier this week, seven people lost their lives after militants opened fire on a bus carrying over 50 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag district. The incident took place between Baltal and Mir Bazar.

Survivors had also claimed that the militants were dressed in police uniforms. Rajnath Singh had condemned the incident in strongest of words along with adding that the condemnation of the incident from all corners proved that “Kashmiriyat was still alive”. Singh had also responded to a tweet saying every Kashmiri is not a terrorist. The statement had invoked a lot of surprised reactions.

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    Gounder
    Jul 16, 2017 at 2:19 am
    Kashmir is not a problem. We just need more troops in this region of India and total peace will occur. Our fine Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh can do it. The only problem is the liberation of POK, it shall be done but Modi can not do it since he lacks political acumen to do it. In 1971 Indiraji sent the army into POK however the USA warned the then Soviet Union that the former could use tactical nuclear weapons if India moved deep into POK. At independence we did not have means to handle General Gracey who handed over a part of this State to Pakistan. The Maharaja's troops were tough but could not take on the British-Pakistani Army. The British had many good qualities but politically their aim was to create a balance between India and Pakistan. However they failed in this. Soon the USA will not care if India takes POK whole China Paper-Tiger can do nothing same reaction as when they ran away in the 1971. India must wait for a brilliant politician, appropriate time to get back POK.
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      Nitin Deolekar
      Jul 15, 2017 at 10:38 pm
      Netaji Should have became PM instead of Nehru?? Mahaatma??gandhi did a Grave injustice to Netaji!! When he was elected by majority as congress president 2nd time in 1939, Gandhi forced him to resign and appointed Nehru. Same Dirty practice to Kill democracy, was continued in congress after independence!! Now Muslim terrorism is growing very fast in India only due to Major mistakes of Mahaatma??Gandhi, Secular??Nehru and his cons ution writer clerks. Nehru Mr.Ambedkar totally failed to do even common civil code. They forced Hindu 1-wife act but left muslim free for Four Shaadi!! Verbal Talaq. Now Hindu waste his money prime time of Life in Courts?? SO Muslim population is growing 50 faster than poor Hindu. if Muslim personal laws are kept intact, how come some buddh Leader ambedkar can interfere in Hindu laws?? Can same at once and do common civil code
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        ram
        Jul 15, 2017 at 8:53 pm
        The country is with you but the congress has built a wall called 370 even now supported by them and their goons, supported by you also and your parivaar, and unless that wall is broken, nothing constructive can happen.
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          undefined
          Jul 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm
          Like "salt march" for freedom from British colonialist there should be 200 millions(!) civilian people march to Kashmir to get freedom from Muslim terrorist!
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          Ramesh Nittoor
          Jul 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm
          Jai Hind, Thanks for your response. However, let me clarify on RSS, it is a force of good, and consider its core credo to be Cultural Nationalism, while Hindutva is just an interim stage of its development. The recourse to Hindutva happened since after Janata Party split, the politics of secular-communal divide turned ugly and brought immense misguided pressures on RSS. It then made common cause with Hindu mahasabha and other elements. The religious and cultural sense of Hindutva has been equated with Bharatiyata by Shri Vajpayee and this I believe is correct, Hindutva interpretation in such a context can be considered as a legit subset of Bharatiyata. The hindutva political elements who are in BJP, those are the guys who are undermining national unity and a grave internal threat to well being of Bharat. These folks have to either see reason, or be weeded out, the least to be done is nobody, including UP CM be allowed to wear Hindutva on his sleeve.
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            Ramesh Nittoor
            Jul 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm
            Hindutva is a communal political ideology, not just a word, it has nothing to do with Hinduism that is Sanatana Dharma. BJP central leadership is now mostly Bharatiyata folks, one notable exception was former Defence Minister now back in Goa. The religious identify of Shri Yogi is not an issue, it may be a unique strength to cleanse the polity of corruption, but politics of Hindutva is most dangerous combination, even if it is well intentioned. PM Modi spoke about a fruit laden tree bending naturally. Pray such a wonderous metamorphosis truly takes place for political software upgrade to Bharatiyata from Hindutva in political ideology of his and other stalwarts. New York Times is discerning and concerned about Indian democracy, has taken a specific stance, so did Indian Express earlier, and this are valid concerns.
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              Ramesh Nittoor
              Jul 15, 2017 at 9:58 pm
              It is not advisable to humanize Hindutva, the risk is sooner or later it's grotesque format shall surface, but there is no point demonizing it either, since most of the adherents simply do not fathom its implications, nor how it is perceived by minorities. The workable options are upgrading to Bhartiyata or simply being dropped. The Hindutva folks have no inkling of how they fuel threat to Kashmir , this new China threat with their capacity to invest billions to aggravate India security, this Hindutva misguidance is unaffordable.
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              ram
              Jul 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm
              I am Ram, responding to Ramesh Nittoor. When I wrote "your parivaar" in my comment, I meant the "mehbooba's parivaar".
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                Ramesh Nittoor
                Jul 16, 2017 at 1:57 am
                Ram, Laws get written either for citizens to follow, example is tax laws, road rules, or as commitment given by government to various communities and sections of people, e.g. Reservation policy, fundamental rights. 370 is a commitment to people of J and K. It was created as a means to legally implement the instrument of accession. Since 370 exists, the state is legally part of India, and other nations have to recognize it as such. Such laws can not be and should not be changed unilaterally by India. This would imply imposing will of Indian state, and shal be questioned by other nations. A secular, democratic, civil state like India, and unlike China, make laws to accord the citizens various rights and freedoms, and must abide by solemn commitments made. This law can be abolished only by the people of the state of J and K, to integrate fully with India, if they choose to. In this state rights context their decision to implement GST is a very significant one.
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              Rakesh Pandit
              Jul 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm
              This woman, Mehbooba Mufti is a slimy charachter. She is diverting the blame of her administrative failure on whole country. She is unfit to be CM. Majority Indians will NEVER EVER support kashmiri muslims who pelt stones, who raise porki flags, who disturb our security operations. She is cleverly blaming the country for her failure.
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                George Cruz
                Jul 15, 2017 at 8:26 pm
                The truth is that the the Indian citizens would never support or allow another Islamic Caliphate in Kashmir and turn the J-K into another Islamic Caliphate carved Pak out of greate India in the 1947. The both Islamic parties in the J-K the NC and the PDP are twi sides of the same coin and finance/support the Kashmir separatist Islamic terror groups like Hurriyat/LeT and Mufti would never get support form the Indian people to establish an Islamic Caliphate which is full of theocracy and heinous terror/killing (Muslim Power) and hating other religions. The democratic/secular India is and has sacrificed millions of lives of brave Indian soldiers defending Kashmir and the brave/powerful Indian army would make sure that there wouldn't be another Islamic Caliphate full of illiterate/brainwashed Muslims ("Muslim Power") by shooting at sight these Islamic jihadists.
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                  S.Chatterjee
                  Jul 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm
                  Wonderful! There is now this talk of sympathising with Kashmiriyat : and from whom? You know from whom. Where was it when pellet guns were used? When a human shield was used to conduct a by-election? And an award was announced for the army officer, who did that. And all were keeping count of the casualties of civilians on the one hand versus personnel from armed forces and police on the other! These are now numbers. You plan to settle the Kashmir problem in one year? Do it, but not with further blinding, not with further coffins or body bags. And restrain Television channels and anchors and your party supporters who bay for " ing lessons" by harking back upon history, from medieval times. Hope, Mr. Home Minister, you will consider this, if you have some considerations for the lives of those innocent pilgrims who lost their lives in the dastardly attack. And those who demand ing reply, let them depute their own children, g children for armed forces.
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                    GVG
                    Jul 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm
                    Failure of Modi and his govt, who promised so many things during the election
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                      George Cruz
                      Jul 15, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                      Modi didn't promise anything to the illiterate and terror prone Muslims ("Muslim Power") . The PM Modi's is to the Muslims have to get real education (not Madrassa), work hard to get jobs, and contribute to the development of India. The latest atrocities committed by the KAshmir separatists terror groups in Amarnath (Muslims call it "Muslim power") will be dealt with in time by the democratic India and the Indian armed forces in reply to the terror/killing ("Muslim Power").
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