JK News Today
Srinagar, January 7: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday asked India and Pakistan to befriend each other to rid Kashmir of its decades long trouble and bloodshed as there is no other alternative to address the prolonged tragedy of the State.
While speaking at a commemorative rally on the second death anniversary of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at Bijbehra , Mehbooba Mufti said that both India and Pakistan should realise that only dialogue and friendship can yield results . “ She questioned both the countries about the dividends that their hostility has brought the people of Kashmir and answered this has resulted in nothing but killings and more killings.
“ This must stop and the hostility should be replaced with the friendship,” she said and declared that this was imperative for the peace and progress of the state that is caught in a quagmire of violence . In a direct appeal to the youth the peers of whom were dying in encounters and “fidayeen” attacks as to where have they reached at this point in time.
Recalling the vision of her father Mufti Sayeed that the dialogue was the sole driving force to resolve the issues , Mehbooba said “ Mufti’s vision and agenda is more relevant today than ever before.