Only Modi can resolve Kashmir issue, says Mehbooba

These remarks came a day after Governor N N Vohra met with Modi in Delhi.

"Mufti sahib, who had seen a dream, shook hands with the Prime Minister of our country Narendra Modi, who has got the mandate of the people", she said. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lahore is a proof of his abilities, an example of his moral authority". Opposition parties have questioned PM Modi's silence over the issue. "The nation will support whatever he decides...it is may earnest appeal...", she said. She took a dig at former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he did not have the courage to visit Pakistan.

"And, perhaps it was this courage and conviction of the PM that within an hour he went to Lahore and met Pakistani Prime Minister (Nawaz Sharif)". Almost 100 people died in similar clashes and stone pelting a year ago following the death of top militant Burhan Wani.

National Conference on Sunday said that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's "sycophancy was unbecoming" and had "denigrated the sanctity" of the J&K CM's office.

J&K CM said that her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also tried to resolve the Kashmir situation but since then no efforts were made by subsequent governments.

"There was ceasefire (along Indo-Pak border) during Vajpayee's rule".

"Unfortunately Mufti Sahib left us and Vajpayee government is also not there and the situation is back to square one. Subsequently, lava (among Kashmiri youth) kept simmering since 2008 and today we are facing its ramifications", she said.

'Kashmir situation not good, it affects Jammu also.' Jammu has many tourist destinations and trying to develop them, said, Mufti on Congress leader GS Charak's statement that no developmental work done in Jammu.

  • Leroy Wright