Gun no solution to any problem, giving bad name to Kashmir struggle: Mehbooba

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Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday stated that gun was not a solution to any problem, saying Kashmiris should learn from the “peaceful” farmers’ protest to garner support from across the world.

Addressing a party convention at Dak Bunglow in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, Mehbooba said gun was no solution to any problem.

“I appeal to our children to not pick up the gun. It is no solution to any problem. It is giving a bad name to our struggle as Kashmiris are being labeled as terrorists.

This is the reason the world is not advocating our cause and our children are getting killed. We should learn from farmers how they are holding peaceful protests without holding stones and guns in their hands. World is supporting them,” she said.

She asked her party workers to raise their voice peacefully. “We don’t have any war with India and its people. We are fighting against the BJP government,” Mehbooba said.“We are seeking from India what was snatched from us on August 5, 2019 by the Parliament. Will we seek this from Pakistan or China? No. We are seeking from the Indian Parliament.

Why BJP gets angry when I say they have to return with interest what was snatched from us,” she asked. She said the Kashmir issue was lingering for the last 70 years.

“It was Mufti Mohammad Saeed’s dream to bring peace in J-K. He even joined hands with the BJP when we formed government in 2015. My father believed dialogue was the only solution to any problem. In 2003, when we formed the government, New Delhi held talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat, and peace returned here. New routes were opened.

Adding new schools and colleges were established, “Mufti Sahab told Vajpayee to make borders irrelevant and wanted a peaceful solution to Kashmir problem,” she said. (KINS)

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