Solution to Kashmir issue possible only through dialogue: Mehbooba Mufti

Says her Father took several steps to end terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and restore trust among the people

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti said that people’s voice cannot be suppressed by power. The solution to the Kashmir issue is possible only through dialogue.

After paying tribute to her father and former Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on her fifth death anniversary at Dara Shikho Garden in Bijbehara town in Anantnag district, Mehbooba Mufti said that her father was a very visionary who always emphasized more dialogue and peace.

Speaking to media Mehbooba Mufti said that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took several steps to end terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and restore trust among the people, he always used to say that Jammu and Kashmir should act as a bridge between India and Pakistan.

Mehbooba Mufti said he believed that every issue could be resolved through dialogue. Peace is possible only through dialogue. The former Chief Minister said that if the Government of India wants peace here, then it is the self. The vision of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should be implemented.

She added that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed used to insist on India at all times that all the stakeholders of Jammu and Kashmir should be negotiated. India should have better relations with all neighboring countries including Pakistan.

Mehbooba said that despite being a Muslim-majority state, Jammu and Kashmir stood by India. But by removing Article 370 from here last year, we have reduced the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the center.

Mehbooba said that the only solution to establish peace in Jammu and Kashmir is negotiation. The US has even withdrawn its troops from Afghanistan. Now Us is also negotiating with the Taliban.

She said that with power Govt cannot win the hearts and minds of the people. You can imprison people but not their thoughts. On this occasion, several other senior leaders and activists of the PDP also paid tribute to the former Chief Minister on his death anniversary.

At the same time, the party was also organized in the party’s office in Jammu to pay tribute to the former Chief Minister. Many leaders here paid tribute to him and remembered his contribution to the development of Jammu and Kashmir and the country. (PTK)