Mehbooba Mufti urges Centre to stall Operation All-Out in Kashmir, says only dialogue with militants can stop violence

Mehbooba Mufti said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plotted the sedition charges against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, other students from Jammu and Kashmir in view of the 2019 general elections.

FP Staff January 15, 2019 19:13:27 IST
Mehbooba Mufti urges Centre to stall Operation All-Out in Kashmir, says only dialogue with militants can stop violence
  • Mufti asked the Centre to stall the

  • She further asserted that talks with Pakistan and Kashmiri separatists was also required to bring

  • The PDP chief claimed Narendra Modi failed to discuss the Kashmir issue,

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has urged the Central Government to stall all operations against militants in the state and initiate talks in order to bring an end to the violence in the Valley.

According to India Today, the former chief minister said on Tuesday said the only way to stop violence in Jammu and Kashmir is to talk with the militant leadership, urging the Centre to stall the "Operation All-Out" to wipe out militants. She also asserted that talks with Pakistan and Kashmiri separatists are required to bring "peace" in the Valley.

According to security officials, law and order situation has improved in the Valley, however, it has come at a cost. According to a November 2018 report, Reuters put the total number of deaths in the militancy-hit state at 400, more than half of them being militants. It is the highest toll since 2008 when 505 people died, the report added.

The number of deaths in violence in Jammu and Kashmir had dropped to 99 in 2012 but has been climbing since.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief claimed that unlike former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi failed to discuss the Kashmir issue, "even though he had the mandate".

Speaking on the Delhi Police chargesheet in the JNU sedition row against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and other students from Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti said that the BJP plotted this in view of the 2019 general elections.

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