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Mehbooba calls on Modi, discusses situation in J&K

FPJ Bureau | Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:14 PM IST

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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held an hour-long meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who called on him to reach out to the people of the state with tangible confidence building measures to address their political, economic and developmental concerns.

They discussed the law and order situation in the state as also the tension on the borders since after the terrorists” attack on Uri and the surgical strikes across Line of Control (LoC). Mufti said she told the PM that the people in Kashmir have gone through enormous agony and pain and the time has come to reach out to them and apply a balm to their wounds through ample initiatives.

“I hope that the Prime Minister, who has received such a big mandate, takes this situation as an opportunity and reaches out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir by starting a productive dialogue process to end the miseries of the people in the State,” she said.

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She also urged the PM to de-escalate the tension on the borders since the people of her state have been the worst sufferers of the hostility and confrontation in the region. “Today also hundreds of families have to migrate from the border areas of the state and they suffer immense hardships because of the prevailing tense situation in the region,” she said while calling for revival of the peace and reconciliation process in the region.

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Published on: Thursday, October 06, 2016, 06:53 AM IST