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Must understand depth of Article 370, urges J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti also promised compensation to the victims of pellet injuries.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2017 3:11 pm
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said people must understand the intricacies of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that grants special autonomous status to the state.  “Must understand depth of Article 370, it isn’t only about special status of J&K but about securing culture and brotherhood,” she said.

While speaking in the J&K Assembly, Mehbooba also stressed that “everyone” could settle in the Valley. “Everyone, be it Pandits or Muslims, can settle in Jammu. When it comes to Kashmir it’s said influx of people will change demography.”

The Valley has recently recovered from the cycle of unrest that began with the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. Over 80 people were dead and over 2,000 were injured in the clashes that followed after the militant’s death. On Monday, Mehbooba assured that the victims would be compensated. “We will give compensation to those who lost their eyesight in Kashmir unrest and to victims of Amaranth row in Jammu,” the chief minister said. She also assured that the state government would take responsibility in rehabilitation of those affected in the unrest. “The government will be responsible for education and rehabilitation of those affected by Kashmir unrest,” she said.

As soon as the House met on Monday, the opposition members led by National Conference MLA Ali Mohammad Sagar demanded the government must clear whether it will grant compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the last year’s five month long unrest in the Valley.

“Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had made this announcement, of providing compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the people killed in the unrest but BJP, which is part of the coalition, is objecting to it,” Sagar said.

PDP’s coalition partner, BJP, in its executive meeting held on Sunday had passed a resolution that it would oppose any move of the state government which “encourage the anti-national elements and demoralize the nationalistic forces”.

— With PTI/ANI inputs.

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    SP
    Jan 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm
    Kashmir unrest as one of the major reasons of polarization in India as for as elections are concerned. There are 3 - 4 more reasons , but Kashmir unrest and seperatist activities are the glaring examples for the aiding polarization. This will not be good for the minorities in India though the majority here is not like stan or Bangladesh ; it is basically a tolerant society.
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      Younis
      Jan 16, 2017 at 10:00 am
      The article 370 biography changed lot by our politation it's now only now 370 and nothing remain in it
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        Manish
        Jan 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
        first paragraph on Wikipedia says when you search - JandK Legislative embly election 2014.-- Before the election Indian National Congress broke its alliance with Jammu and Kashmir National Conference and contested on all seats in the embly. same thing will be gonna happen again this time just one year before election, then there will be no depth understanding, there will be no compromise on article 370..blah..blah..sometimes i wonder how many people really understand article 370 or does they go in rhetoric....BTW don't know how much Jandk will progress under this government, but PDP and BJP is progressing enough for sure. mufti's son joined politics, number 1 nationalist touch bearer enjoying power in state, whats else you want. action , drama, cry, emotions everything is there to make movie successful. rest as for as public concerned they will vote again in the name of insaniyat..jamhoriat..kashmiriat..
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          Maya
          Jan 16, 2017 at 11:34 am
          These blind and dead terrorists and stone pelters want compensation!! Foolish taxpayers! Welcome to India!!
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            yash sehgal
            Jan 16, 2017 at 11:44 am
            Abrogate art 370 once for all n nip the evil even now..lt;br/gt;BJP must remember ..it promised it in her manifesto..lt;br/gt;It will bring prosperity to kashmir n strong resistance to porkistan...lt;br/gt;The namak haraams will always remain so, let them pelt stones..lt;br/gt;After 5 states elections , Modiji must do away with this hindrance n grant freedom from 370 to kashmiris..
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