Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav today stated that the Army should be given full freedom to deal with the situation prevailing in Kashmir.
The former defence minister visited the Aishbagh Eidgah only after his son and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had left the place. While speaking to reporters he said, "The Army should be given permission to deal with the situation there and maintain peace and at the same time deal with separatists strictly."
Kashmir Valley has witnessed a spurt in attacks by militants and protests by civilians against security forces.
On the Presidential polls, Mulayam said, "I do not wantto say anything about it right now."
Relations between Mulayam and Akhilesh have been strained after the latter took over reigns of the party.
"On one side there is Eidgah and on the other Ramlila is played (in Aishbagh). This is an area of Ali and Bajrangbali and when both unite it gives strength to democracy," Sharma said.
(With PTI Inputs)