NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday took a dig at Pakistan for fuelling protest in the Kashmir valley.
“Pakistan has been straightforwardly attempting to incite and fuel tensions in Kashmir valley,” Mehbooba Mufti told newsmen after her meeting with PM Narendra Modi.
Mehbooba said that “PM Modi, like all of us, is extremely worried with the episode in Jammu and Kashmir”.
Mehbooba said that the circumstance in Kashmir has been bad since 2008. “The UPA government had disregarded the situation after the 2008 unrest. PM Modi is attempting to determine the situation,” she said.
Mehbooba praised PM Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh for taking initiatives to start a dialouge 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,” the J&K CM said.
“Now, it is time for Pakistan to respond if it wants peace in Kashmir,” she added.