SRINAGAR: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday told Governor NN Vohra that her government had hired top lawyers to defend Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and expressed hope it will continue with the same zest.
The PDP president who met Governor after her alliance partner BJP pulled out of the government four days after demitting the office also conveyed her concerns about Kathua rape and murder.
“The brutal act against the innocent child was not only condemned worldwide but voices for the severe punishment to the culprits were also raised from all corners. She maintained that the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir investigated the case well and filed charge sheet without any delay in the court of law,” she said.
Mehbooba also told the Governor that there were apprehensions raised last year about the security to the Gujjars and Bakerwals living in the Jammu region and her government had ensured that the communities aren’t harassed and the sense of security among them is restored on priority.
“These communities have been living in the region for centuries and hence their legal and traditional rights of living there should be protected,” she said and thanked the Governor for his guidance that he provided to her while running the affairs of the state during the difficult times.
“The PDP is hopeful that under Vohra’s command, things in the state aren’t allowed to go out of control and the situation is approached with care and caution,” Mehbooba said.