Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has reiterated that Article 370, that grants special autonomous status to the state, should remain intact.
In a series of tweets, Mehbooba Mufti demanded for autonomy and self-rule in the Valley, saying “Democracy is a battle of ideas and dialogue is the only way forward. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an unprecedented mandate and can create history by changing the narrative on Jammu and Kashmir”.
“The country should take advantage of Jammu and Kashmir`s geostrategic location and revive its traditional routes to foster greater economic activity. Article 370 is the nation`s commitment to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and therefore should be honoured,” the J&K CM’s another tweet said.
The PDP leader’s statements come at a time when some state BJP leaders have demanded removal of Article 370.