Mehbooba meets Rajnath, urges political parties, entire country to support Kashmir issue

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she was happy that all the political parties have come together to resolve the Kashmir issue. Chief minister also said, due to China meddling in Kashmir affairs, it becomes all the more important for political parties and the entire country to stand unite in solving the matter.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during a meeting in New Delhi. PTI file photo

Mehbooba was taking to media after she met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the law and order situation in the state and security to Amarnath pilgrims, officials said. 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.

She further added, "The war we are fighting in Kashmir isn't that of law and order problems. We can't win this war unless different political parties and the entire country supports us."

When asked about Article 370, Mehbooba said, "When GST bill was passed, the President had reaffirmed that Article 370 would be kept in mind. Article 370 is linked to sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir."

Yesterday, the home minister briefed the top opposition leaders on the situation in the Valley and steps taken the ensure better security for the Amarnath pilgrims.

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