Srinagar, Jul 28 : Alleging that Centre's decision to deploy additional 10,000 troops to the valley has created fear psychosis amongst people, former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that Kashmir is a political problem which won’t be solved by military means.
Ms Mufti, who is the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said Union Government (GOI) needs to rethink and overhaul its policy. 'Centre's decision to deploy additional 10,000 troops to the valley has created fear psychosis amongst people. There is no dearth of security forces in Kashmir. J&K is a political problem which won’t be solved by military means. GOI needs to rethink & overhaul its policy,' Ms Mufti wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Apart from security forces deployed for the security of Amarnath yatra and counter-militancy operations, about 100 additional companies have been deployed in the valley.
On Saturday, Home Minister Amit Shah ordered the deployment of 10,000 paramilitary personnel, ostensibly, for 'counter-insurgency' and for maintaining 'law and order' in the Valley, triggering fear among locals. (UNI)