Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and pressed for initiation of confidence-building measures (CBMs) to reach out to the people of the state. During the meeting in Parliament House complex, she briefed the Prime Minister on the latest situation in Kashmir Valley which has been witnessing unrest since July, sources said. Mehbooba, who is heading a PDP-BJP coalition government, underlined the need for reaching out to the people of the state and in this regard pressed for initiation of state-specific CBMs, they said. The Prime Minister was supportive of her views, they added. Later speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister said the situation in Kashmir is improving. Kashmir has been witnessing unrest since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.
Separatists are continuing with their strike, which has been further extended till December 1. While replying to questions of reporters, Mehbooba said she supports demonetization decision as it will benefit the country.
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