A day after five members of a family were killed in Pakistani shelling, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the lead in taking the state to peace.
The chief minister also appealed to the leadership of Pakistan to see logic of peaceful engagement and dialogue with India as wars in the past yielded nothing except devastation, death and destruction.
Addressing people in Bhimber Gali sector of Mendhar after visiting the family which lost five of its members in yesterday’s cross LoC shelling, Ms Mufti said she would continue to advocate cessation of hostilities along the borders and between the two countries.
Better late than never, she said.
The chief minister added that when she last met Prime Minister Modi she appealed him to act like an elder brother and persuade Pakistan for a peaceful engagement and work jointly against poverty, unemployment and deprivation.
Dialogue and reconciliation is needed to get the state out of bloodbath and continued exchange of fire on the borders, she said.
She appealed to the prime minister to take lead in getting Jammu and Kashmir out of “this bloodbath and help people in leading peaceful and normal life”.