Mehbooba while accusing Pakistan of adding fuel to the fire said, that the country has repeatedly provoked the youth to pick up stones in the streets.
After the Jammu and Kashmir opposition leaders met PM Narendra Modi to discuss Kashmir’s situation, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met PM Modi in order to discuss the unrest in the Valley that has led to a prolonged 50 days of curfew and innumerable protests in different regions of the Valley. Soon after her meeting, she briefed the press where she saying that Pakistan has made no initiative to resolve Kashmir’s situation while asserting that she has trust in Modi and they will bring peace to the Valley.
Mehbooba while accusing Pakistan of adding fuel to the fire said, that the country has repeatedly provoked the youth to pick up stones in the streets. She added that the neighbouring country has repeatedly wasted chances of meeting them and to resolve the issue, but she has faith in PM Modi.
Pichle dinon Kashmir mein haalaat kharab hue, aur Pak khulke haalaatko theek karne ke bajaaye, koshish kar rahe the provocation ho (Situation in the Valley has been deteriorating since the past couple pf months, but instead of stopping it, Pakistan is adding fuel to the fire), added Mehbooba.
Mehbooba further said that Prime Minister Modi is concerned about Kashmir and will put in all his efforts to break this deadlock. “He went to Pakistan and so did Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Now it’s Pakistan’s turn to take an initiative,” said J&K chief minister.
The meeting comes after Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the state, where he assessed the situation on ground and held meetings with the stakeholders of civil society, political parties, Pahari community leaders and several individuals to understand what needed to be done to restore normalcy in the Valley.
Kashmir continued into its 50th day of curfew which has paralysed the normal lives of the people living there. Ever since the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter, the Valley has been exposed to constant clashes between protestors and security forces. In order to curtail the violence, the use of pellet guns have further aggravated the issue, by injuring more than hundreds of people. While the death toll is close to 60. countless people still lie injured in hospitals.