NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met with PM Narendra Modi on Saturday to discuss about the ongoing violence in the Kashmir valley.
Uttar Pradesh: 7 killed, 2 wounded in road accident
"Pakistan has been openly trying to provoke and fuel tensions in Kashmir valley," Mehbooba Mufti told reporter.
Mehbooba added, "PM Modi, like all of us, is very concerned with the situation in Jammu and Kashmir".
Mehbooba said, "The UPA government had ignored the situation after the 2008 unrest. But PM Modi is trying to resolve the situation," she said.
Mehbooba even appreciated PM Modi and home minister Rajnath Singh for talking with her regarding Kashmir violence.
"PM Modi reached out to Pakistan, went to Lahore, but then 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," she asserted.
"Now, it is time for Pakistan to respond if it wants peace in Kashmir," she added.
Mehbooba even told separatists to help the people in saving lives of innocent youth in the state.
"As a mother, I am pained to see that kids are being told to go out and stone police stations. Will stone-pelting solve the issue," she asked.
Since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, this is the first meeting between the Prime Minister and Mehbooba. Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces on July 8.