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Mehbooba Mufti slams Pakistan for unrest in Kashmir, backs PM Modi

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 August 2016, 12:49 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressed the media in Delhi on 27 August after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ongoing Kashmir unrest.

The Valley has been simmering for the last 50 days since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed on 8 July.

Mufti accused Pakistan of openly provoking and fuelling tension in the Valley. "Pakistan has been openly trying to provoke and fuel tensions in the valley," she told reporters.

"Sadly, Pakistan has repeatedly wasted chances to talk and resolve issues. Instead of assisting to resolve the Kashmir crisis, they are trying to incite more violence," she said.

While backing the Central government she added, "Modi ji took an initiative, our home minister took an initiative, they went to Pakistan, but now its up to Pakistan to respond".

"PM Modi like all of us is very concerned with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir," she said.

Lashing out at the separatists, Mufti said they "should also come forward and help in saving lives of the innocent youth"

"As a mother it bothers me that people tell children, go stone a police station, that will solve issue," she said.

First published: 27 August 2016, 12:08 IST