Law to deal with those disrupting peace for money, says Mehbooba

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/19/2017 1:28:52 AM Front Page

Even as the Hurriyat Conference (Geelani faction) maintains an eerie silence on the sting operation exposing one of its top leaders admitting role in fomenting violence in Kashmir for monetary considerations, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that law will take its own course.
Television channel India Today has come up with clinching evidence of how Pakistan is orchestrating anarchy through their agents in the Kashmir Valley. Several top Kashmiri separatists are caught on camera confessing of receiving funds from across the border. Some of them also admitted they raised money domestically, pledging to repeat the deadly events of 2016 if financed again. The stunning probe that rips apart the devious designs of anti-India forces in Kashmir includes Hurriyat's Provincial President (Geelani Faction) Naeem Khan, Tehreek-E-Hurriyat's leader Gazi Javed Baba, and JKLF chairman Farooq Ahmed Dar (Bitta Karate).
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said law of land should deal with people accepting money to disrupt peace in the valley. "You need to differentiate between people who really want to restore peace and normalcy in the state and those people who have made it a business to keep the valley on fire. So we have to distinguish between the two," she told reporters here.
She said majority of the people in the state want to restore peace and want development and progress.
"But there is a section of people who have themselves accepted that they get money and use money to disrupt peace and tranquillity of the state. So there is a law of the land which will deal with it accordingly," she said.
Asked about rethink on the way her government engages with stakeholders, she said, "You can't see everybody through same glasses. There are people who want peace with dignity and honour, there are people who want to disrupt peace. We have to differentiate between the two."
On stone pelting, she said both states and centre are dealing with the situation. "Situation is improving day by day."
On the ICJ judgement on Jadhav, she said it is a great relief for the country. "One life saved is a great thing."

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