Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti asked the Centre to start a dialogue with Pakistan to stop the bloodshed in Jammu and Kashmir.
The PDP president visited Logripora Aishmuqam area of in Kashmir’s Anantnag district to express her condolences to the family of J&K Police Constable Suhail Ahmad who was killed in the terrorist attack in the Baghat area of the city on February 19.
Besides Ahmad, another police personnel lost his life in the Baghat attack.
Mufti said, “Till when the people of J&K, its policemen and youth will continue to sacrifice their lives.
This (the Kashmir issue) is a huge issue and this issue should be resolved so that the bloodshed in J&K stops and the people here live in peace.” She added, “The BJP government should think and start the process of dialogue with Pakistan, so that the bloodshed is stopped.” Watch the full video for more.
While speaking to ANI, 15 Corps (Srinagar) Commander Lt Gen DP Pandey said that Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations to assist infiltrations but it is now reduced after the agreement between India and Pakistan. He also emphasised that current terrorist attacks have not been led by Pakistan but it is instigating local terrorists in Kashmir valley. "Ceasefire was announced about 2 months back and both sides (India and Pakistan) are adhering to norms, but we shouldn't draw too many conclusions. In about another month or two, we'll get to see the impact of this ceasefire in Kashmir. The numbers of (terror) incidents are on decline, they're virtually half, as compared to last year. Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations primarily to assist infiltrations; currently what we observe is adherence and reduction," said Lt Gen DP Pandey. He further said, "Pakistan's objective in terms of facilitating terrorism in Kashmir hasn't changed, but their intent to indigenize it has changed. For last few years, Pakistan terrorists aren't leading attacks, but primarily instigating local terrorists."
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
Mehbooba Mufti was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in money laundering case on March 25 in Srinagar. After being questioned, she said that "dissent has been criminalized in this country." "Questions were asked regarding sale of land that was owned by Mufti Saheb and me in Bijbehara and use of the chief minister's secret funds... Dissent has been criminalized in this country. This country is ruled by ED, CBI or NIA. Whoever speaks up, ED and NIA are used against them. The nation is not running according to the Constitution of India but according to the agenda of a particular party," said Mehbooba Mufti.
Mehbooba Mufti appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in J&K’s Srinagar. The PDP president was at the ED in connection with a money laundering case. Mufti reached the ED on March 25 to face questioning in the case. The PDP president did not appear before the agency in Delhi on Monday. Mufti cited she had prior commitments that could not be cancelled. Her request to ED officials that she be questioned in Srinagar was accepted. Heavy security force was deployed outside the Enforcement Directorate office. Watch the full video for more.
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Three former PDP leaders Khurshid Alam, Pir Mansoor and Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari joined People's Conference in the presence of party chairman Sajjad Lone. Sajjad Lone said that Khurshid Alam, Pir Mansoor and Syed Basharat have joined a political moment and coming decades will play a pivotal role in contributing to the state of J-K. Recently, senior most PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh had also joined People's Conference
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Wreath laying ceremony of J-K Police personnel SgCt Mohammad Yousuf and Constable Sohail Ahmed was held in Srinagar on February 19. Both police personnel lost their lives in an attack by terrorists in Srinagar's Barzulla today. Several officers were present to pay their last tribute.
Locals of Anantnag's Tailwani village in South Kashmir have lauded the construction of a new type of Primary Health Centre (PHC). Construction of PHC is expected to be completed in a few weeks and is expected to ease the difficulties they faced due to lack of medical care facilities in the town. "Construction work on this Public Health Centre (PHC) was started two years ago at the estimated cost of Rs 3.51 crore and within one month this new PHC building will be handed over to Jammu and Kashmir Health Department," Assistant Executive Engineer Public works Department (RandB) Syed Ishfaq Ahmad told ANI. People had to face many problems due to lack of medical care facilities in an emergency situation like deliveries and accident as they had admitted their patients either to district hospital Anantnag or Srinagar. The new Public Health Centre (PHC) in Tailwani village in Achabal block of district Anantnag) in South Kashmir is the latest to join new initiated by the administration of the Union Territory for the welfare of the people.
Two terrorists were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in J&K’s Anantnag. Security forces launched a cordon, search operation in Kandipora in Anantnag’s Bijbehara area. Operation was launched following specific inputs about presence of terrorists in the area. Police said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists fired upon forces. Police added that the identity of the slain terrorists were being ascertained. “We received specific inputs about presence of two JeM terrorists in Kandipora village. Police, Army, CRPF jointly launched the search operation yesterday to nab the terrorists. We resumed operation today, early morning in which two terrorists were eliminated. Militancy is not rising, in fact, the number of anti-terrorist operations is rising,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.
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Two unidentified terrorists have been killed in an encounter by security forces in J-K's Anantnag district. Operation is going on. More details are awaited in this regard and area has been cordoned off. While speaking to ANI, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said, "Two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Kadipura village in Anantnag. They looked like local terrorists. Militancy isn't rising, number of anti-terrorist operations are rising.
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