CM Mehbooba Mufti, today, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi to discuss the present situation in the Valley. It’s been 49 days and still the valley is under curfew because of the protests and riot against killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
“Paksitan has been openly trying to fuel and provoke the unrest in Kashmir,” stated Mufti after her meeting with PM Narendra Modi, “I appeal to all those protesting in the streets. You maybe angry with me, I maybe angry with you, but please give me one chance,” she added.
The on-going protest has taken 70 lives and left more than 11,000 injured. Mehbooba Mufti praised PM and Home Minister Rajnath Singh for taking a step ahead to open a dialogue session with Pakistan.
“PM Modi reached out to Pakistan, went to Lahore, but then Pathankot happened. Home minister Rajnath Singh also went to Islambad. Unfortunately, Pakistan has repeatedly given up chances to talk and resolve the issue of violence in Kashmir,” said CM Mufti. “Now it’s time for Pakistan to take a step forward and respond if it wants peace in Kashmir,” added Mehbooba Mufti.
It was the first meeting between Mehbooba Mufti and Narendra Modi after the unrest broke into the valley. The meeting went well as Mehbooba Mufti stated that PM Modi is deeply concerned about the situation in the valley. PM Modi, after the meeting, appealed for restoration of normalcy in the valley and had expressed deep concern and pain over the condition in the valley. He also asked all political parties to work together to find the permanent and lasting solution to problems in Kashmir.
In a recent press conference, Ms Mufti claimed that 95 per cent of people want to resolve the matter through political means and dialogue but five per cent people were resorting to agitation.