Guns can't solve any problems, only talks can: Mehbooba Mufti on cross-border terrorism

While speaking to the media, Mufti urged for peace in Jammu and Kashmir. She said that the conditions at the border are not good. Both India and Pakistan should talk.

Guns can't solve any problems, only talks can: Mehbooba Mufti on cross-border terrorism

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that guns can never do away with the tension prevailing in the militancy-hit state. Instead, only talks can solve the problems.

While speaking to the media, Mufti urged for peace in Jammu and Kashmir. She said that the conditions at the border are not good. Both India and Pakistan should talk.

Calling for ceasefire, she further said that peace should be given an opportunity.

"Guns cannot solve any problems, only talks can solve problems. Conditions at the border are not good, Both the countries should talk and there should be ceasefire. Peace should be given an opportunity," she said.

The appeal from the J&K CM comes amid a spurt in terror attacks across the state as well as unending border clashes between Indian and Pakistani militaries.

Last week, Mufti had called for holding talks with Pakistan to end the bloodshed in the state.

"Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end bloodshed (in the state)," she had said in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

The PDP leader, however, was quick to add that she will be dubbed "anti-national" by media for making such an appeal.

"I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn`t matter. The people of Jammu and Kashmir are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option," the J&K CM had said.

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