Kashmir’s politicians wrongly linking movement of troops to abrogation of Article 35-A: Chouhan

SRINAGAR: Senior BJP leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said Kashmir-based mainstream politicians were spreading rumours by linking the movement of troops to the Valley to the abrogation of Article 35-A of the Constitution.

His comments came days after the Centre ordered rushing of about 10,000 central forces personnel to the Kashmir valley in order to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties there.

“These rumours are being spread by our friends. The movement of troops is a normal process,” Chouhan told reporters here when asked about opposition parties linking the movement of troops to repealing of Article 35-A.