Normalcy acrobatics in full swing but ground situation far from reality: Mehbooba Mufti

Says HM’s visit should have been scheduled after PM’s assurance post all party meeting

Says HM’s visit should have been scheduled after PM’s assurance post all party meeting

Srinagar, Oct 23 (KNS): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday again hit out at the central government stating that normalcy is being pictured but the reality of ground situation is very far. 

She said that the visit of Home minister should have been preceded to conduct all party meeting so that the Central Government could have reached to the actual situation of J&K post abrogation of Article 370.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Mehbooba Mufti criticised the government’s decision. 

“HM inauguarating international Flights from Srinagar & laying foundation of new medical colleges isn’t new. Half a dozen medical colleges were sanctioned by UPA gov & are functional now. Post article 370 abrogation & an engineered crisis, J&K has been thrown into chaos,” she Tweeted.

In another Tweet she said: “This crisis is of GOI’s making & instead of reaching out they opted for cosmetic steps that don’t address the actual problem. Ideally HM’s visit should have been preceded by following up on PM’s assurance post the all party meeting, she continues.”

“CBM’s 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 esp horticulture would have provided a sense of relief.” 

Slamming the stringent measures ahead of HM’s visit, she wrote: “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 & obfuscated.”

Notably, Home Minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to J&K. The visit was scheduled after the targeted killings that left 11 civilians dead in the valley this month. This is Amit Shah’s first to J&K since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019. (KNS)

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