Mehbooba meets Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

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New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the state.

“We held discussions on various issues…the agenda of alliance between the PDP-BJP,” Mehbooba told reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister’s 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence.

She said her father, late Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed “had given a road map” for lasting peace in the state.

“We need a dialogue. We can’t be confronting our own people for too long. We cannot hold talks when on one side stones are being thrown and bullets fired from the other side,” she said.

She said she also stressed on the Prime Minister to compensate people of the state for the losses they have suffered due to the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan.

Mehbooba said she was confident of finding a solution to the festering trouble in the Kashmir Valley.

“I have (called) a Unified Command meeting,” she said of the security grid she heads in the state.

“We will find a line of action. There are people who are disillusioned and there are others who are being provoked.”

–IANS

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