Occupied Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti accepts Indian Military strategy defeat in state

Occupied Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti accepts Indian Military strategy defeat in state
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SRINAGAR - People's Democratic Party chief and Occupied Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has highlighted Indian military strategy defeat in Occupied Kashmir .

She on Tuesday raised the bogey of Article 370 and unilateral ceasefire, saying a ''muscular security policy'' will not work in the State and reconciliation is the key, The Hindu has reported.

“I am not shocked as this alliance was never for power. The PDP never believes in power politics and we worked for the people,” she told reporters after an hour-long meeting with her ministers and party workers at her residence.

“I have told the Governor we will not go into any other alliance,” she said.

Ms. Mufti maintained that Jammu and Kashmir was not an enemy territory as being perceived by few. “We had always said muscular security policy will not work; reconciliation is the key,” she said.

She began her press conference by raising Article 370, under which the State enjoys a special status. ”...we have safeguarded Article 370 and 35-A (of the Constitution) and we will continue to do that,“ she said.

The party had achieved many goals, including the offer of talks, the Ramzan ceasefire and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lahore in 2015. “Unfortunately, there was no positive response from other side,” she said, adding, “We worked on reconciliation and peace and will continue to do so.”

“We have been able to withdraw 11,000 cases against the pelters of stones,” she said.

The PDP would continue to strive for dialogue and reconciliation in the State, she added.

New Delhi