Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urged the police to try to bring back to mainstream the youths who have fled their homes to join militancy, instead of them being killed in encounters. Mehbooba, who was speaking at the Police Commemoration Day function at Armed Police Complex in Zewan in Srinagar, said that such youths needed hand-holding. She stressed that ending militancy and restoring peace were a prerequisite for repealing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or AFSPA and for seeking start of dialogue process in the state. The Chief Minister said the police should deal with militants but civilians should not be troubled.