Favours handling of situation with care
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday called on Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan.
“Mehbooba referred to certain important issues, relating to the growth and development of the State, which could not be finalised during her tenure and urged Governor to consider the same for early decisions,” an official spokesman said.
He said Governor discussed with Mehbooba the need for all political parties and social organisations to join hands for regaining the trust of the youth and striving for restoration of normalcy.
A PDP spokesman said Mehbooba expressed her concern over protection of the state’s special status and pursuance of Rasana case with all seriousness and professionalism.
“Mehbooba told Vohra that PDP is hopeful that things in the state won’t be allowed to go out of control and situation is approached with care and caution,” he said.
The former CM requested the Governor that fear, panic, and harassment should be avoided and the rights of the peaceful citizens of the state are protected.
Mehbooba also stated that the cases related to the 35-A and Article 370 are sub judice at present and that her government had engaged the top lawyers of the country to defend the state’s special status in country’s top court.
She expressed hope that the fight to safeguard Jammu and Kashmir’s special status would be carried forward with the same zest.
About the Rasana rape and murder case of an 8-year-old girl, Mehbooba said the case should be followed seriously and professionally so that culprits are punished as per the law of the land.
“Mehbooba told Governor that there were apprehensions raised last year about security to Gujjars and Bakerwals living in Jammu region and in that backdrop, her government had ensured that the communities aren’t harassed and the sense of security among them is restored on priority. She also maintained that these communities have been living in the region for centuries and hence their legal and traditional rights of living there should be protected,” added the PDP spokesman.