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JK people worst victims of Indo-Pak hostility: Mehbooba

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Says disruption in engagement has resulted in alienation of people

Srinagar, Oct 25: PDP president and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said that it is the people of J&K who are the worst victims of the acrimony between India and Pakistan and beneficiaries of their friendship.

According to a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) press release issued here, interacting with workers from Kupwara and Eidgah Assembly constituencies here today, the former chief minister said relations with Pakistan have a direct bearing on the situation in the state and times have exemplified that whenever the relations between India and Pakistan were good, people here enjoyed an era of peace, development and dialogue.

“Good governance surely restores the confidence of people but all efforts on it gets wasted in the absence of dialogue and engagement, internally and externally,” she said adding the disruption of this engagement has resulted into a situation where people feel alienated from the system.

Mehbooba Mufti said the present situation of daily killings is the result of the absence of a respectful political process and engagement, which she said ought to be restored to instill confidence in the system among people and stop the killing spree in the state.


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