Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday that India and Pakistan should initiate talks to stop violence in the valley because every other day people die in the bloodshed.
She also said that anybody who speaks of talks is branded as anti-national and some media channels also, to increase their TRP’s, initiate debates which term also those who support talks as anti-national.
According to the news reported in NDTV, she said that “If we don’t talk about talks with Pakistan, then who will? People from Bihar won’t!”
She further said that “But even now, there is no solution other than dialogue. Till when will our jawans and civilians keep dying?”
Attacking some media houses, she told that “Wonder what some media houses would have called Atal-ji (former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) if he took bus to Lahore in today’s time and talked of a dialogue.”
Outside the assembly, at a function she said that “If we (the Kashmiris) don’t talk about it (dialogue), who will? Not a Bihari, not a Punjabi.”
She further added that “But even now, there is no solution other than dialogue. Till when will our jawans and civilians keep dying?”