CM Mehbooba Mufti and Home Minister hold a joint press conference

Story By: Rajesh Sharma
Thursday, August, 25 2016 - 16:01

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti held a joint press conference with home minister Rajnath Singh on Kashmiri situation on Thursday.

The home minister is on a two-day visit to Kashmir to review security and interact with civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders as part of the outreach recently promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During the press conference, Mufti asserted that the violence in the state since July can in no way be compared to the disaffection Kashmiris expressed in 2010.

"There was a reason for 2010, Shopian (alleged rapes by security personnel) happened, innocents were being targeted by security officers. Don't you confuse that situation with what is happening here now. The young man setting a police station on fire now cannot be compared with someone protesting being shot at while going out to buy milk," Mehbooba said.

"You have to differentiate between people who want a dialogue and those who exploit young people to throw stones," she said.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday indicated the government's willingness to talk to separatists and also said an alternative to pellet guns - which have caused massive injuries among protesters - is on the way.

"We are willing to talk to anyone within the scope of Kashmiriyat, Jamooriyat and Insaniyat," he said.


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