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Kashmir facing proxy war from Pak, needs to be tackled strategically: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Valley is facing a proxy war from Pakistan, and the situation can only be tackled strategically.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2016 09:39 IST
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A masked Kashmiri protester throws stones at security forces personnel during a protest in Srinagar.(AP)

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Valley is facing a proxy war from Pakistan, and the situation can only be tackled strategically.

The BJP’s statement came after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig reportedly demanded chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s resignation for the government’s failure to control the volatile situation in Kashmir.

“This is not the first time that Kashmir is having this kind of episode, these things have happened before also. We should not forget that there is a proxy war going on in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is being operated by our neighbouring country. So, we have to deal it that way, strategically,” BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir told ANI.

He added that Mufti has the full support of the BJP, and the PDP-BJP alliance is committed to provide the people of the state with better governance.

“As far as the BJP is concerned, it adheres to the agenda of alliance to provide good government and good governance to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We have our full support to Mehbooba Mufti and the coalition. Not only has the state leadership, but the Central leadership has also reiterated their vision,” he said.

In an interview, Baig had on Thursday expressed disappointment with the functioning of the alliance between the PDP and the BJP in the state.

According to reports, Baig said Mufti had lost credibility due to wrong policies of the state and the central government.

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First Published: Sep 09, 2016 09:39 IST