At a time when India and Pakistan are sharing estranged and bitter relations after Kulbhushan Jadhav's video released by Pak, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti appeals for Indo-Pak amity.
Advocating strong and friendly relations between India and Pakistan, Mehbooba Mufti appealed the leadership of both the countries to take measures for betterment of mutual relations which would consequentially reduce acrimony, violence and lead to an atmosphere of friendship between the two neighbours.
On the occasion of second death anniversary of her Late father and former J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Mehbooba regretted the loss of lives on the borders during shelling, causing inconvenience to border people and a general insecurity among people of the two countries, about each other.
"For how long should humanity be let to bleed. The leadership of both the countries should rise to the occasion and change the hate mongering between people into a peace narrative", she said in her address.
Mehbooba Mufti said amicable and friendly relationship between the two countries has a positive bearing on the situation in the state which, she said, has seen enough of bloodshed during the last three decades or so. She said violence has inflicted only miseries upon the people and the State needed to be got out of this vicious cycle. She said her Government would continue to pursue this goal with all seriousness.
Referring to her late father's vision on peace in bordering J&K state, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said he was the architect of a vision and mission whose sole objective was to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the miseries of times and give its people prosperous and peaceful times.
"Opening of more routes, better neighbourly relations between the two countries and more people to people contacts were the immediate results and response of this doctrine," Mehbooba said and regretted that things were not taken so seriously after the late Mufti demitted office in 2005.