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Mehbooba Mufti again calls for dialogue with Pakistan

SNS | New Delhi |

Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti reiterated that only talks can solve the problem between India and Pakistan.

Speaking to reporters in Kulgam after laying the foundation stone of a convention-seminar complex, Mufti said that guns can never solve any problem.

“Guns cannot solve any problems, only talks can,” she said underlining the need for both India and Pakistan to hold talks.

Referring to the constant ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in the state, Mufti gave an immediate call for a ceasefire.

“Conditions at the border are not good. Peace should be given an opportunity,” she emphasised.

This is not the first time that the J-K CM has called for dialogue with Pakistan. She had called for a need to hold talks with the Pakistani establishment in January this year.

She had again, in impressionable words, called for a dialogue following the attack on the Sunjuwan Military Station by terrorists from the Jaish-e-Mohammed and a series of ceasefire violations along the border in week.

“Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end bloodshed (in the state),” she had said in the Jammu-Kashmir Assembly, adding that she might be labelled anti-national by news anchors.

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“War is not an option,” she had argued in defence of her call for dialogue.

The attack on the base camp on 10 February claimed the lives of 6 Indian Army soldiers and one civilian. All four terrorists were neutralised by security forces.

At the same time, Pakistani has been launching mortar shells and resorting heavy firing along the LoC leading to casualties. India has responded strongly and effectively against all such violations.