- Mehbooba Mufti convened an all-party meeting, including Farooq Abdullah, Sajjad Lone, Omar Abdullah
- Tension in Kashmir and Article 35A was also discussed at the meeting
Aug 04, 2019, 10:30 PM IST
Srinagar. Security has been increased in Jammu and Kashmir, state secretariat, police headquarters, airport and other sensitive places. Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday held an all-party meeting on the state's stressful situation. In the meeting, National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah appealed to India and Pakistan not to take such steps, thereby causing tension in the state. Farooq said that we will all work together to protect the state's special status. The meeting also discussed the current situation and Article 35A.
During the Amarnath Yatra, intelligence agencies had feared a major terror attack after getting land mines and sniper rifles in Pakistan and inputs of infiltration on the Line of Control. Advisory of returning tourists was issued.
Worst time for Kashmir: Farooq
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said after the all-party meeting, "This has never happened before in Kashmir. The worst time is for Kashmir. Amarnath Yatra was never stopped in 30 years. The people of the valley are frightened by the deployment of a large number of forces. "He said that this meeting was organized on the identification of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and the security of the special states.
Mahbuba had accused the Center of creating tension
Earlier, Mehbooba had tweeted the statement of returning Amarnath pilgrims and tourists back to the center by tweeting the atmosphere of fear and tension. He said that in this situation Kashmiris were not given any relief nor any security was given. He wrote, "Amarnath pilgrims, tourists, laborers, students and cricketers were asked to leave Kashmir. This created an atmosphere of fear and pressure. "
Mehbooba Mufti tweeted on Saturday that all parties should work together on the issue of tampered with the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The recent situation of Jammu and Kashmir only creates an atmosphere of fear. It is unfortunate that the Center has not yet issued any clear statement.
Like handling tampered gunpowder from 35 A- Mehbooba
Mehbooba Mufti had led the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, although this coalition was only broken last year. He alleged that his former allies are working against Article 35A in the state. He had said last week that manipulating 35 A would be like handling gunpowder. The hands which will rise for this will not be completely burnt to ashes.
Full citizenship under Article 35A
Article 35A is a part of Section 370, which gives exclusive rights to the people of Kashmir. Under this article, the Jammu and Kashmir government provides full citizenship to the citizens of the state. No person outside the state can buy any kind of property here. After marrying the woman here, she can not even own her property. There has been a longstanding dispute with this law and there have been many types of statements.