Chidambaram blames Centre for valley unrest

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today stated that the people of the valley are strangled between the two maximalist positions and blamed the centre for the unrest in the Valley.

“The people of the Kashmir Valley are caught between the two maximalist positions…The Central government has taken a maximalist position that has aggravated the problem. Just as the militants have taken a maximalist position that has to be rejected out of hand,” Chidambaram tweeted.

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“On many occasions in the past, I had cautioned that the Kashmir issue or problem (or by whatever name it is called) was a festering wound,” he added.

Former Union Minister comment came subsequent to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the valley in the wake of the Amarnath terror attack.