Only Prime Minister Modi can resolve the Kashmir crisis: Mehbooba Mufti

Only Prime Minister Modi can resolve the Kashmir crisis: Mehbooba Mufti

She said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the mandate of the nation to address the 70-year-old Kashmir issue. "Whatever decision he takes, the country will support him".

The meeting with PM Modi and HM Rajnath Singh comes in the wake of two Indian soldiers being mutilated by Pakistani forces in the Poonch sector and also the killing of five cops and two bank officials by terrorists in the Kulgam district of the state.

Mehbooba met Modi in Delhi last month after the unending cycle of violence, stone-pelting and spike in attacks became a cause of "grave concern" for the central government. If our Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Paksitan, it is sign of his strength, of his moral strength.

"Before him (Modi), a Prime Minister had also desired to go to Pakistan for over ten years".

While appreciating PM Modi's move of visiting Pakistan, she said, "It was him who visited Pakistan during heightened tensions between the two countries".

Addressing a gathering after the inauguration, Mehbooba Mufti said the need for giving the heavy traffic in the city a vent was earnestly felt and hoped with the oprationalisation of the flyover the problem of traffic congestion would be arrested by a great measure.

"The UPA government did not continue the reconciliation policy started by previous NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajapayee in Jammu and Kashmir during her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's rule from 2002-2005", Mehbooba said.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday reiterated her stand of initiating the dialogue process to restore peace in Kashmir. "This lava has now spread to the streets and we are forced to face this situation", she said.

"Whosoever takes law in own hands would be dealt with appropriately", she said and cautioned people against "nefarious designs" of some "negative elements" who wanted to derail the developmental process in Jammu region by creating an atmosphere of hate. She also said that while her government is trying to improve the situation in Kashmir, there are some forces which do not want it.

Main opposition party National Conference (NC) while reacting to the Chief Minister's assertions termed it as her "sycophancy" and said that the same has humiliated Kashmiris.

Related Articles

  • The new 'Mario Kart' is the best 'Mario Kart' game ever made

    The new 'Mario Kart' is the best 'Mario Kart' game ever made

    And in the ominous shadow of all this success a new trend echoes across the internet: "This makes up for the failure of Wii U". The Mario RPG games are known for its odd sense of humor and nonsensical take on classic RPG adventures.

    Trump to meet Australian PM on 1st presidential trip to NYC

    Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. While Trump's event is planned to start around 6:30pm, protesters will begin gathering as early as 2pm.

    Tornadoes devastate east Texas

    Tornadoes tore roofs off homes, ripped trees out of the ground and tossed cars around "like toys", one witness said. A second death was reported Sunday, though information about the circumstances was not immediately available.
  • Neymar to stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption over Barcelona move

    Neymar to stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption over Barcelona move

    They are also seeking a five-year sentence for former club president Sandro Rosell, who resigned over the scandal in 2014. As a result, Santos , Neymar's mother and a company run by the 25-year-old footballer's parents will also face charges.
    US Trade Activity Picks Up in First Quarter

    US Trade Activity Picks Up in First Quarter

    The trade deficit had been expected to widen to $44.5 billion from the $43.6 billion originally reported for the previous month. OTTAWA-Statistics Canada says exports rose to a record high in March as the country's trade deficit narrowed to $135 million.
    Police say 2 Chicago officers shot in targeted attack

    Police say 2 Chicago officers shot in targeted attack

    - A manhunt is underway for the gunmen who shot up a police van, injuring two officers inside. Johnson said police are talking to three people of interest in the shooting investigation.
  • Google settles Italian tax dispute with $334 million payment

    Google settles Italian tax dispute with $334 million payment

    Google has come to an agreement with the Italian tax office to to pay €306mn to settle a dispute. Google agrees to pay US$335 million (AU$453 million) back taxes in Europe.
    Sunderland board want me to stay on despite relegation - David Moyes

    Sunderland board want me to stay on despite relegation - David Moyes

    Several key Sunderland players are likely to be sold before next season, with top scorer Jermain Defoe among the leading candidates. "We will meet again in a few weeks", Moyes said at his weekly press conference.

    Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

    On Saturday, a North Korean mid-range ballistic missile broke up a few minutes after launch , the third test-fire flop this month. China instead wants Pyongyang to freeze its military programs in exchange for a halt to US-South Korean annual drills.
  • Moto Z2 Play spec details leak out

    Moto Z2 Play spec details leak out

    To that end, gone is the 16-megapixel, f/2.0 module, replaced by a 12-megapixel, f/1.7 component featuring dual autofocus pixels. Those include the new entry-level Moto C and C Plus, the Moto E4 and E4 Plus, and the Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force.
    New front to seize Iraq's Mosul from IS

    New front to seize Iraq's Mosul from IS

    Iraq and Iran also share a religion, a long border and in some cases, national interests in the region. A wounded man was evacuated by Iraqi forces along the Tigris near Mosul on Thursday.
    SSLC exam results to be out today

    SSLC exam results to be out today

    Even the final examination was not without controversy with at least 11 questions of the model exam being repeated. Out of them 4, 57,654 students had cracked the exams, registering an impressive 96.59% overall pass percent.