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Mehbooba apprises Modi of J-K situation, seeks to address alienation among youth

An official spokesperson said the J&K CM told Modi that people of the state, having suffered immensely over the past three decades, are looking up to the country’s political leadership.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2018 17:34 IST
Mehbooba reportedly sought more frequent meetings at the highest levels between India and Pakistan.
Mehbooba reportedly sought more frequent meetings at the highest levels between India and Pakistan. (PTI/File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him of the overall situation in the state, stressing on the need to end the cycle of violence by addressing alienation among the youth.

Mehbooba’s meeting with the PM comes three days after she appealed to the country’s leadership to listen to “voices of pain” from the state. “Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and apprised him about the overall situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” an official spokesman said.

He said the CM stressed on “finding ways and means to end the cycle of violence in the state by addressing the element of alienation among the youth”. She said people of the state, having suffered immensely during the turmoil of the past three decades, were looking up to the country’s political leadership to support them in getting out of the cycle of uncertainty and deaths.

Reiterating her demand for peaceful engagement with all stakeholders in this regard, Mehbooba sought more frequent meetings at the highest levels between India and Pakistan. “She also favoured the idea that the two Army commands be in touch to minimise tensions across the borders in the state which has affected people living in these areas,” the spokesman said.

Mehbooba also pleaded for taking the cross-LoC movement to the next level by working on opening more historic routes across the Line of Control and movement of more people to build public confidence in peaceful engagements. She called for development of Sharda Peeth, an ancient seat of learning across the LoC, like Nalanda and Takshila.

“Implementation of the Agenda of Alliance (between PDP and BJP), execution of the Prime Minister’s Development Plan (PMDP) and other mega developmental projects in the state came up for discussion during the meeting,” he added.