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If US, Iran can end hostilities, why not India, Pak: Mehbooba

Pitching for India-Pakistan reconciliation, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday the two nations should begin a new era of peace and prosperity in the region similar to how the US and Iran ended hostilities and stitched a new phase of engagement.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2016 21:49 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Pitching for India-Pakistan reconciliation, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday the two nations should begin a new era of peace and prosperity in the region similar to how the US and Iran ended hostilities and stitched a new phase of engagement.

“If US and Iran can join hands, I see no reason why India and Pakistan cannot come together to restore stability and begin a new era of peace and prosperity in the region,” Mehbooba said.

The chief minister said she will be delighted if the border town of Suchetgarh is promoted as a people-to-people meeting point at the International Border.

She urged media to highlight the cultural camaraderie that exists between the people of India and Pakistan.

“I wonder if hostilities can become news between the two neighbours, why can’t cultural bonhomie,” she said while touring border areas of Suchetgarh and the shrine of Baba Chamliyal, revered by people on both sides of the border.

Mehbooba described as most unfortunate the civilian deaths at Handwara.