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Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti blames Pakistan and Separatist leaders in Kashmir

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has blamed Pakistan for Kashmir unrest. She also blamed the the separatist leaders for inciting violence and planning conspiracies in the Kashmir Valley. She also said that Kashmiri Pandit Colony and Sainik Colony issues did not work but the killing of Burhan Wani was used to trigger unrest.

Mehbooba Mufti blames Pakistan and Separatist leaders in Kashmir for Kashmir unrest
Mehbooba Mufti blames Pakistan and Separatist leaders in Kashmir for Kashmir unrest

Mehbooba Mufti also said that Pakistan and the separatists derailed the dialogue process by shutting doors on the all-party delegation. She also said that Pakistan and the separatists had made preparations for the valley unrest in advance.

She also announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to every family that lost a member to firing by security forces. Mehbooba Mufti also announced a government job for those blinded by pellets during the unrest.

The chief minister also promised punishment to those guilty of using excessive force. The five-month-long unrest, which sparked off after the killing of militant leader Burhan Wani on 8 July, 2016, left more than 100 persons dead.

She said the death of a college lecturer and an ATM guard during the unrest would be probed. The security forces were blamed for the killing of the ATM guard in Srinagar and the lecturer in Pulwama district.

The chief minister said that when a mob attacks a police station with petrol bombs, stones and axes, it becomes difficult to exercise restraint.

She also said that the Prime Minister Modi went to Lahore and it was followed by Pathankot terrorist attack and today in Jurian. Entire nation had their eyes on separatists doors. The nation was breathless to see the outcome. Several senior leaders went to meet them. They could have opened the doors.

The Chief Minister said that she wants the walls of hate to fall down and let hearts meet.

She also said that 370 people were arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The government will review their cases but the process had to be shelved due to the unrest and will begin soon. There were 138 others who were lodged in jails.

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