'J&K situation will improve in 2-3 months,' says CM Mehbooba Mufti after meeting PM Modi, Rajnath Singh

Devyani Sultania
Today's Kashmiris are not afraid of the Indian Army, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti says in interview

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the low voting percentage in the recently concluded bypolls and the security situation in the state. She also had a meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh following which she said that the situation in the state would improve in "the next two-three months."

"I pressed that Jammu and Kashmir doesn't have control over water resources, and how losses caused by Indus Waters Treaty can be compensated. There are some youths who are disillusioned, others are being incited. Will work out something in Unified command meet tomorrow," Mufti told reporters after her meeting with PM Modi at his residence on Monday.

She added that PM Modi said he would follow former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's footsteps and like him, believes in "reconciliation and not confrontation." She also said that "we will have to pick up from where Vajpayee ji left, otherwise, it would be impossible to improve the situation in Jammu and Kashmir."

On Sunday, PM Modi had urged state governments to organise events in Jammu and Kashmir and reach out to students from the Valley.

NITI Aayog has also issued a statement saying that PM Modi seconded the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister's suggestion that states should take interest in students from the state. "He urged states to reach out to these students from time to time," it added.

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