Word for Peace
NIA should have taken back seat after interlocutor’s appointment: CM
Rising Kashmir News Desk
Chief Minister Mehbooba Multi Friday said after the appointment of Government of India’s interlocutor on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, New Delhi should have ideally stopped NIA raids.
“When they appointed the interlocutor, raids should have taken the backseat,” Mehbooba told Express Adda, a programme of Indian Express.
“What after (even if we chose to be) separate? We need to have a plan of action, need self-respect, then a bright future,” she said.
The CM said Jammu Kashmir should use its potential like hydropower.
“If we exploit such resources, we can become one of the best places in the country,” she said.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, she said, “I find it very easy to talk to PM Modi. He has been considerate. I found it much easier to talk to Rajnath Singh.”
Expressing her grudge with the people in India who had canceled their plans to visit Kashmir, she said, “You stopped coming to Kashmir. Don’t do that. Kashmir is still very live.”
The CM also praised the Army saying, “Our Army as an institution is the most disciplined force.”
Mehbooba said J&K CM Article 370 was a commitment made by the entire India 70 years back and that New Delhi could not go back on its promise.
Commenting on the situation in Kashmir, she said the situation though not ideal was much better now.
“When I see young boys pelting stones, receive pellet injuries I believe I have to safeguard them. I can’t do it alone,” she said and signed off saying, “Please come to Kashmir.”