New Delhi: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for peace in Jammu & Kashmir, the Centre’s efforts to stabilise the state of affairs within the unstable border state obtained a lift with chief minister Mehbooba Mufti refusing to succumb to strain and blaming the unrest on “vested pursuits”.
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- Mehbooba on Tuesday appealed to parents in Jammu and Kashmir not to permit anyone “to play with the future of their children” as she asserted that violence achieves nothing but bloodshed.
- “While certain quarters are only interested in playing politics over the dead bodies of the youth, it is the family members of these slain youth who have to live with this pain forever”, says Mehbooba.
- Commenting on the unrest , she mentioned, “Unfortunately, some elements are hell bent upon fomenting trouble, mayhem and bloodshed in Kashmir for their vested interests and are playing with the lives of the innocent youth by instigating them to indulge in extreme violence resulting in a vicious cycle of frenzy and bloodshed.”
- Hundreds and hundreds of individuals could also be attending the funerals of the slain youth, not many bother to visit these anguished families later to assist them out of inauspicious circumstances.
- “The government is, however, alive to the abject condition of such distressed families. We will try to work out a mechanism to ensure a secure and dignified living for the kith and kin of the victims of violence,” mentioned Mehbooba.
- Mehbooba’s cooperation with the Centre’s efforts to deal with the scenario in Jammu and Kashmir came in for appreciation throughout the evaluation assembly chaired by the prime minister here on Tuesday.
- Home minister Rajnath Singh, while briefing Modi, talked about the positive affect of appeals made by Sonia Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee for peace within the Valley.
- PMO, Jitendra Singh said,””He (PM) has appealed to the people of J&K to maintain peace so that the situation can normalise. He (PM) also expressed hope that no innocent person should face any kind of inconvenience or loss.”
- The Prime Minister appealed to the people in Jammu and Kashmir to take care of peace.
- Rajnath has put off his visit to the US, scheduled to begin on July 17, to supervise efforts to restore normalcy within the Valley and also brief Parliament on the violence when it convenes on July 18.
- Throughout the assessment assembly attended by Rajnath, finance minister Arun Jaitley, defence minister Manohar Parrikar, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and national security adviser Ajit Doval, Modi questioned the projection of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani as a “hero” in a section of the media, despite the fact that he confronted 15-16 police circumstances, most of them registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.