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J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti blames China for Kashmir unrest after meeting HM Rajnath Singh, to meet PM Modi next

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in Delhi to discuss issue of terrorism in Kashmir valley and terror attacks on pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra.


By   |  Updated On : July 15, 2017 03:45 PM
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (File photo: PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti (File photo: PTI)

New Delhi :  

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in Delhi to discuss the issue of terrorism in Kashmir valley and terror attacks on pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra.

Speaking to media Mufti said that 'outside' forces are responsible for using Kashmir to spread communal riots in India.

Mufti also raises concern over China’s role in Kashmir valley and said that China is responsible for the turmoil in the state. J&K CM also said that steps will be taken to stop Pakistan’s terror funding activities.

J&K CM also said that all political parties of the country are united to provide solution to Kashmir problem.

During the meeting that lasted about half-an-hour, the chief minister apprised the home minister about the steps taken to maintain peace in the Kashmir Valley.

On article 270 of the Indian Constitution, Mufi said that article 370 is associate with sentiments of people of Kashmir. 

Mehbooba Mufti said that she will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss the present situation in the Kashmir valley. 

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Steps taken to ensure the security of Amarnath pilgrims were also discussed, officials said.

Seven pilgrims were killed by militants in Anantnag district while returning from the Amarnath cave shrine on Monday.

Security agencies engaged in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir have been told to implement security plans with full vigour, officials said.

So far, more than 1.86 lakh pilgrims have visited the high altitude Himalayan shrine.

As many as 21,000 paramilitary personnel in addition to state police forces and two battalions of Army have been deployed for security of the pilgrimage routes.

The number of paramilitary personnel deployed this year is 9,500 more than last year.

Four districts of the state -- Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag -- have been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8, 2016.

The unrest has resumed since the April 9 by-poll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.

First Published: Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:48 PM
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