Mehbooba Mufti apologizes: ‘Pained, as mother, when kids were killed’

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Mehbooba Mufti at her father, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed's grave in Bijbehara South Kashmir on Monday. Photograph by Mohammad Shahid for The Kashmir Walla
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Srinagar: Former chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Monday  apologized for her comments that she made during the 2016 uprising.

Mehbooba received flak for her remarks that she made  during the 2016 uprising when she had said “Had they gone to buy toffees” after she was asked about the situation prevalent in 2016 when more than 100 civilians were killed.


On Monday she apologised for her remarks and said she was pained at what she was witnessing, referring to killing of teenagers during the uprising“If my comments as a mother have agonized mothers sisters and brothers, I apologise. I am being criticized that I have said toffee etc. But I said it as a mother. Mothers get angry when her kids don’t listen to her.” Mehbooba said.

She said that as a mother she felt pain when kids were  killed and out of anger she made those comments

The PDP president said that for her the toughest time was seeing those who campaigned for her see  protest against her.

The PDP president made the remarks when she was addressing a gathering on the death anniversary of her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.