Srinagar, Oct 23 : Claiming that J&K has been thrown into chaos, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit should have ideally been preceded by following upon Prime Minister’s assurances post the all party meeting in June this year.
Union Minister Amit Shah arrived on a three day visit to J&K, his first since the special status was abrogated on August 5, 2019. In a series of attacks, the Peoples Democratic Party leader alleged that post Article 370 abrogation and an “engineered crisis, J&K has been thrown into chaos”
“HM inaugurating international flights from Srinagar & laying foundation of new medical colleges isn’t new. Half a dozen medical colleges were sanctioned by UPA government & are functional now. Post abrogation of Article 370 and an engineered crisis, J&K has been thrown into chaos,” she said .
“This crisis is of GOIs (government of India) making & instead of reaching out they opted for cosmetic steps that don’t address the actual problems. Ideally HM’s visit should have been preceded by following up on PM’s assurances post the all party meeting,” she added.
“CBMs such as lifting the siege that J&K has been put under since 2019, releasing prisoners, ending the harassment people here face on a daily basis, taking tangible steps to revive the economy especially horticulture would have provided a sense of relief,” Mufti tweeted.
“Instead prior to his visit 700 civilians were detained, booked under PSA & many shifted to jails outside Kashmir. Such oppressive steps further vitiate an already tense atmosphere. ‘Normalcy acrobatics’ are in full swing while reality is denied and obfuscated,” she said.