In her first public message after her release from detention, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that she will fight for the restoration of Article 370. She also said that she will exert all efforts to resolve the Kashmir conflict.
Former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has been charged under the Public Safety Act. The government has claimed that Mehbooba’s ‘glorifying militant’ statements and the geographical proximity of J&K to Pakistan necessitate Mehbooba’s continued detention.
By abrogating provisions of Article 370, India has smartly shifted the goalpost in Kashmir from right to self-determination to demand for retention of special status, a political observer in Kashmir says.