Stone Pelters Attack Mehbooba Mufti’s Convoy A Year After She Withdrew Cases Against Almost 10,000 Of ThemPDP chief Mehbooba Mufti (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Stone pelters on Monday (15 April) attacked the convoy of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Bijbihara, South Kashmir. As per journalist Aditya Raj Kaul, a J&K policeman was injured in the process.

Mufti was reportedly returning back after praying at a Dargah in Khiram village. A vehicle was also damaged in the process and security forces had to cordon of the area to provide safe passage to her.

Incidentally, it can be recalled that her erstwhile government had withdrawn cases registered against 9,730 stone pelters between 2008 and 2017. The government had also given amnesty to over 4,000 youths involved in ‘minor’ stone pelting incidents in the last few years.

Apart from being the Chief Minister Mufti also held the Home Ministry while being in alliance with the BJP.

Mufti has courted controversy in recent days by uttering statements like Indian Army will become an ‘occupational force’ in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) if Article 370 is revoked.

Continuing with the belligerent rhetoric, she added that BJP national president would not be permitted to set foot in the state if its special status is withdrawn. Mufti also said that every single Kashmiri would fight to preserve Article 35A.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber