CM to convince PM, HM to enter dialogue with Pak, separatists
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, is leaving for New Delhi to apprise the central leaders about the latest security situation in Kashmir following the killing of 49 people as a result of clashes between protesters and security forces over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen ' commander' Burhan Wani. Does it mean that the BJP led NDA Government, especially Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, are unaware of the latest security scenario in Kashmir? Certainly not. The Union Home Minister and the Prime Minister receive minute to minute reports about the situation in Kashmir and there is no need for Mehbooba to apprise them of the security scenario because Rajnath Singh and Modi have better awareness of the reports on security situation in Kashmir.
What then is the purpose of Mehbooba visiting New Delhi. Her purpose, according to informed sources, was to convince the BJP top leaders about the need for reopening of channels of dialogue with separatists and Pakistan. Mehbooba believes that once New Delhi keep Islamabad and Kashmiri separatists engaged in the process of dialogue they will not have time in triggering violence in the valley.
In fact this is the decision that was taken during an All Party meet in Srinagar on Thursday. The PDP leadership moved the idea of reopening of the process of dialogue with Pakistan and separatists and other parties endorsed it. The BJP was not very candid about its support but those present in the meeting had to support Mehbooba's idea.
Hence Mehbooba will try to persuade the central Government leadership to reopen the doors of dialogue with the separatists who had been playing a dirty role during the 14-day turmoil in Kashmir.