Mehbooba Mufti meets PM Modi over unrest in Jammu and Kashmir

Besides her meeting with the Prime Minister, Mehbooba Mufti is also expected to meet senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

In the wake of the current turbulent atmosphere in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about the ongoing unrest in Kashmir.

Besides her meeting with the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister will also meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. According to reports, the Prime Minister and Mufti also discussed about the Indus Water Treaty and the BJP-PDP alliance.

Upon Mufti’s invitation, Prime Minister Modi had yesterday suggested that other states should organise events in Jammu and Kashmir and urged them to reach out to the students from the Valley studying in other states.

The meeting today also comes in the backdrop of recent bypoll to Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which witnessed massive violence and the lowest turnout ever. In the bypoll, the PDP also lost the seat to National Conference, just in nearly three years after the 2014 general elections.

With the Jammu and Kashmir Government led by Mehbooba Mufti drawing sharp criticism in wake of the recent unrest in the Valley, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Madhav earlier on Friday held a meeting with Finance Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Haseeb Drabu to discuss the future strategy.

The meeting assumed significance as the BJP is a coalition partner of the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir.

Some media reports suggested that PM Modi also assured the J&K CM that he will take all the measures to curb the menace of stone pelting in the Valley. Stone pelting incidents have increased manifold in the region since the BJP-PDP Government came to power in 2015.

The issue of Kashmir unrest also featured in the BJP’s core group meeting headed by Prime Minister Modi a couple of days ago.

(With ANI inputs)