In context of Kashmir clashes, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi today. During her meeting she will talk the ongoing situation in Kashmir which has been under curfew for past 49 days following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
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The meeting will be held to control the increasing violence in the state.
According to official sources, Mehbooba has been conveyed in no uncertain terms that there was a need for putting an end to the cycle of violence which has claimed nearly 70 lives so far in the protest. This is the first meeting between the Prime Minister and Ms Mufti after the unrest broke in the Valley on July 8. Ms Mufti has been under fire for failing to control the violence as the Centre has made it clear that law and order was a state subject.
PM Modi talked with a delegation of opposition parties from the state led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah this week.
PM Modi said, "Deep concern and pain over the situation in the Valley and asked all political parties to work together to find a permanent and lasting solution to problems in the state. He had also made an appeal for restoration of normalcy in the Valley and emphasised that there has to be a dialogue.”
During his talks, he welcomed the suggestions given by the opposition party members and appreciated them.
Ms Mufti said, "People came on streets, we imposed curfew. Did the children go to army camps to buy toffees (candy)? Was the 15-year-old boy, who attacked the police station at Damhal Hanjipora (in south Kashmir), going there to get milk…"
She added,"Today 95 per cent who have been killed are youngsters belonging to poor families. They were killed in retaliation for attacking security camps… The situations of 2010 and present cannot be compared."
She asserted that, “95 per cent of people want to resolve the Kashmir issue through political means and dialogue but five per cent people were resorting to agitation.”