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Don’t treat Jammu and Kashmir as ‘enemy territory’, says Mehbooba Mufti

The BJP exited its alliance with Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP in Jammu and Kashmir saying it has become untenable for the party to continue in the government.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2018 17:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti hit out at the BJP after it pulled out of the alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Mehbooba later resigned as the state’s chief minister. (PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir can’t be treated as “enemy territory”, said Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday, reacting after she resigned as the state’s chief minister.

“We did not form this alliance for power. I submitted my resignation to the Governor and told him that we are not looking to explore any other alliance,” said Mufti in Srinagar.

“One can’t treat Jammu and Kashmir as enemy territory--muscular policy can’t succeed here,” she said, commenting after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with Mufti’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The BJP said it was ending the alliance because security in the state was getting worse. “Terrorism, violence and radicalism have risen and the fundamental rights of citizens, including right to life and free speech, are in danger, it said.

Also read: Live updates of J-K political developments

First Published: Jun 19, 2018 17:27 IST