Talks with Pak only solution: Mehbooba
Ignoring popular sentiments against Pakistan in the wake of repeated terror attacks on security forces from Pakistan-based terror outfits, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday again batted for holding talks with Islamabad to end the bloodshed in the terrorism-hit State.
“If Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti say hold talks with Pakistan, they are dubbed anti-national. There is no alternative (to resolve the issue) except by holding talks,” Mehbooba told the Assembly. “If, we (the Kashmiris), don’t talk about it (dialogue) who will? Not a Bihari, not a Punjabi,” she added.
The CM also hit out at some media houses, which, she claimed, have created an atmosphere in which the very talk of talks was considered anti-national. “I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn’t matter. The people of J&K are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option,” she later tweeted.
Mehbooba told the House, “We have fought three wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971 and have won all of them, even Kargil war, but our basic problem (Kashmir) has not been resolved,” she said, insisting a solution to the Kashmir question lay in talks alone.
- Cong misled on Rafale: Anil to Rahul 21 Aug 2018 | PNS
- Nirav surfaces in UK, CBI seeks his arrest 21 Aug 2018 | PNS
- India’s first golden girl at Asiad, Vinesh earns laurels for nation 21 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Post trauma, relief ops focus to help victims pick up the pieces 21 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj
- Defying Gadgil sunk Kerala 21 Aug 2018 | Rajesh Kumar
- Engagement! Pak grasps Modi’s call 21 Aug 2018 | PNS
- Mush men get key posts in 21-member Imran Cabinet 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- ADM’s gunner held for bid to kill Army veteran 20 Aug 2018 | PTI
- Wrestler Bajrang wins 1st gold for India at Asiad 20 Aug 2018 | PNS
- Massive mobilisation to rescue marooned 20 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj
Sunday EditionView All
19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan
A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without...
STATE EDITIONSView All
21 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal
The beauty of city of lakes painted through vibrant colours and the eye catching shades over canvas spellbound the art appreciators. A group painting exhibition is being put up at Swaraj Bhavan Art Gallery that began here from Monday...