National media must stop spreading hatred against people of Kashmir: CM Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti: "Few people pelt stones, all youths of Kashmir don't do that."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 8, 2017 11:50 am
Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday came out in defence of the youth in her state saying not all the youth in the state were stone pelters and it was just some of them that pelted stones. Speaking to news agency ANI, Mufti said, “Few people pelt stones, all the youths of Jammu-Kashmir don’t do that.” Mehbooba also requested national media to stop spreading hatred against the people of J&K. “I request national media to not show discussions on TV that spread hatred against people of J&K in the country,” the PDP leader said.

Mehbooba’s remarks came two days after 20 students, mostly girls, clashed with Police in Handwara town to protest against alleged highhandedness by security forces and students’ arrest over the last few weeks. A similar incident was reported on Monday by news agency PTI. According to a PTI, school students clashed with security forces in Pulwama district.

The situation in Kashmir has remained tense in recent days after spate of militant attacks and frequent clashes between civilians and security forces. An army patrol was attacked in Shopian district of South Kashmir last week during a large scale army operation to weed out militants from the region.

Addressing a speech in Jammu on Saturday, Mehbooba expressed confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he is the only one who can help the people of the state. She also said that PM Modi’s visit to Lahore is an indication of his strength. “Pehle wale PM bhi Pakistan jana chahte, par zurrat nahi ki. PM Modi Lahore gaye yeh taqat ki nishani hai (Former Prime Minister also wished to visit Pakistan, but did not dare to do so. PM Modi’s visit to Lahore is an indication of his strength),” she had said. J-K Governor NN Vohra also met with PM Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh last week to discuss the security situation in the state.

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    Indian
    May 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm
    Indians consider J&K a part of India and it does feel bad when the people living in J&K host anti-national fee s. It feels even worse when they support the Jihadis. Speaking out of personal experiences and interactions with people from J&K - they wish they were a part of Pak cos they believe the people living in POK are free and have a better life. They support Jihadis cos they believe they are coming to free J&K from the clasp of India! Please explain this concept.
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      HOMER
      May 8, 2017 at 9:20 pm
      Firstly we don't have National media, we have ANTI-NATIONAL MEDIA! Secondly, when all that the Kashmiris do is hate India and have chosen to make sure no Indians live in Kashmir while filthy Muslims from Bangladesh and STAN are welcomed, what do you expect Indians to do? We wish such people to be pushed out of our country and thrown to their beloved Pak brothers. We want to see how great it is for them in stan!
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        aravind
        May 8, 2017 at 6:52 pm
        Media has to report what is going on - that is journalism. In a democracy there is no place for violence - so no one should resort to violence but when it happens it has to be reported. There is no targeted reporting to malign Kashmiri youth.
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          Gopu
          May 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm
          channels like chee news and timesvow are b ing all kashmiri as terrorists and spreading and indirectly working for agenda
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            Rakesh Pandit
            May 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm
            So then control your muslim stone pelters, conttol muslim separatists like gilani, yaseenbai malik, mifwife faruk etc, stop bandhs, stop unrest, stop creating situation where muslim goons have to be shot dead like dogs by security forces. After that, media will listen to you. Not before. You are a third rate chief miminster madam.
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              Ananth
              May 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm
              Ma'am, you are right about that. But in the same breath you should have appealed to your subjects in Kashmir and quite a few parti nts in the referred debates spewing venom against Indian gvernement, Indians in general and Army in particular who are supporting and eulogising the pelters. Frankly rest of the country has come to a conclusion Kashmiris no longer should be pampered and be dealt with a iron hand as to their acts against India as a w .
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                Damodar Biswal
                May 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm
                Mehebuba should stop blaming TV channels n start blaming Kashmir politicians like the Abdulas who r misguiding the youth of the valley for political mileage.This is unfortunate.
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                  Shailendra Nagar
                  May 8, 2017 at 2:47 pm
                  It is being proved that Mhbooba Mufti is an highly power hungry women. The Kashmiri youngsters are pelting stone on army in most parts of the state. Debates on TV news channels are center around Kashmir as a w and the anchor as well as parti nt are in no position to differentiate who are stone peeters and who is not.The blame has to be on the w of Kashmir. As a CM she must take strong initiatives to stop the violence but she is trowing the ball on PM Modi that means she has accepted her inability to control the violence in the sate where she is CM. If so, she should keep quite and allow the modi Govt to do what it feels right and also let the panelist of all news channel to express what they feel correct.
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                    vasim
                    May 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm
                    What we can expect from sold out media??????
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                      Damodar Biswal
                      May 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                      We can expect hired goons pelting stones at our brave forces,sir.Don't u have the courage to accept n admit the fact that it is stan money which is flowing to the stone pelters through the separatists in the valley?How many of them r volunteers?
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                        undefined
                        May 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm
                        stani Muslim terrorist genocide committing murders?
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                          HOMER
                          May 8, 2017 at 9:24 pm
                          True! The media are PRESS UTES KEPT by foreign en ies who want to make sure India remains in poverty and muslims slowly take over and destroy HINDUS!
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                          Bharat
                          May 8, 2017 at 2:04 pm
                          Her father kidnapped his own daughter by separatists in Kashmir. And Bharat ki Beti and all that bull was used to pay huge ransom for her release. These are on IB records please release these conversations of her family staging her own kidnap. Kutti Sali humarey Hind ke tukdon pe palne wali beemaroo bhikaran.
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                            Bharat
                            May 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm
                            We are Indians and do not come under Kasmiri jurisdiction . Our press is free and pro India. We are born free in India. We are Azad. Not slaves of P@kistan like you. After genocide of Hindus your state is the lowest in human rights. You are our slaves depending on our subsidised goods and our govt jobs travel abroad on Indian passport, living a lavish lifestyle in chennai bunglows while shouting Azadi in Kashmir. Your tourism is from us Hindus for Amarnath yatra. Your protection from militants and your education comes from Indian Army. Stop first stop terror and support for terror and go on your knees in submission in a humble manner. In a democracy all are humble and below a Indian Penal Code. Shun Shariah accept Uniform Civil Code. This lady was rasing protest on Razakar hanging in Bangladesh. She has Rohingyas in Kashmir settled there for her terror factory fodder. Cloak and dagger lady of Kashmir.
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                              Siva M
                              May 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm
                              Lavish lifestyle in chennai Bunglows? How did chennai come in context of Kashmiri issue?
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                              Ashutosh V Divecha
                              May 8, 2017 at 1:55 pm
                              If the deeds of the Kashmiri people are such which enhances the hatred then Media cannot be blamed, Let all Kashmiri people show solidarity towards India - Let them show their love towards their country Hindusthan and Media will rightly show and highlight that too. Though there might be some in the media who like NDTV show NaMo and his Government in a bad light - but such media is ignored by the masses.
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                                P.C.Kulkarni
                                May 8, 2017 at 1:37 pm
                                Tell this to your partner BJP. They are control almost all the media
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                                  Ananth
                                  May 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm
                                  If only that could be true. Even today they are all in the grip of the earlier regime and with same outmoded thoughts. BJP government even for legitimate government business has to resort to social media to spread their word. That is the truth. The biased media in India is going to suffer badly for this deed.
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                                    P.C.Kulkarni
                                    May 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm
                                    Have you ever watched Z news,India TV,Times now?
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                                    HOMER
                                    May 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm
                                    If BJP controlled all.media there wouldn't be any stories or pictures of kejriwal Rahul Sonia no BOORKHA DUDDS VIR SANGHVIS OR RAJDIP SURDESAI etc etc! But then a stooge of the dynasty would think only what he is allowed to think!
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                                    Sunder
                                    May 8, 2017 at 1:35 pm
                                    The so-called national media (esply. TV stations) is mostly run by what in U.S.they call SHOCK JOCKS, i.e. anchors who vie with each other at causing shock among viewers through controversy and hyperbole. In addition to hyperventilating, loud and BIG (favourite expression of Sardesai, Sawant and the rest of the media - BIG break, BIG news, BIG story, BIG balloons)-mouthed Directors, Executive Editors, Anchors, etc. they bring on chest-thumping ex-military folk, mealy-mouthed ex-diplomats, and more-nationalist-than-thou right-wing spokespersons whose objective is to spew venom at the protestors, chiefly by accusing them of being stan-sponsored. The idea is to toe the line of the Central Govt. Sober, balanced coverage is thrown out of the window as all that is sought is to cater to viewers who want to be entertained, and keep on the right side of the powers-that-be .
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                                      Ananth
                                      May 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm
                                      Forget all that. Who are these pelters and whose agenda they are espousing. What do they want to achieve and who is sponsoring and paying them for such deeds. Are they by burning schools and colleges showing they are interested in their own welfare? No, a section of them is bent on creating mayhem, keep the Indian military bleeding at least cost, capitalising over even the smallest injury to the pelters and in general keep our country boi . Is it any wonder that rest of the country has got no sympathy or love to them and would see them to suffer for all their deeds against our poor Jwans of our Army who are only defending our country. No one is watching any of these TV shows seriously with quite a few 'anti Nationals' as main anchors.
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                                        undefined
                                        May 8, 2017 at 4:36 pm
                                        Who are the "Pelter's"? Muslims!
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                                      Ajay Sunder
                                      May 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm
                                      The Chief Minister should stop blaming the media for what is happening in Jammu and Kashmir.It is she alone and nothing else which is responsible for what is happening in J and K. The TV discussions , about which she is so worried ,do not give a wrong message .The discussions clarify the situations since all the political parties are represented.How can she say that the discussions create give wrong impressions? Instead of repeating day in and day out that the present PM is the best to sort out the problem, she should empathise with her people.rather than preserving her chair.
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                                        Tilak Raj
                                        May 8, 2017 at 1:29 pm
                                        It is not the media but leaders of kashmir who are spreading hatred.Look at Farooq Abdullah.He calls stone pelter 'Nationalists'.People in delhi should throw stones at a Abdullah's car when he comes to delhi.Mufti should first preach to these leaders of her state who spew venom against Indians.
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                                          jack
                                          May 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm
                                          Loyalty does not come naturally to Kashmiris, on one hand they take everything from India, and on other hand all their leaders work against us. Have you ever heard Kashmiri say 'Jai Hind' or 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. Kashmiri School children are trained from young age to hate Indians, until the leaders and the teacher starts being pro - Indian nothing is going to change. Then to blame media for showing the truth just exposes their true fee s. Get them all in local parliament and school singing national anthem and then see how many of them are loyal. Jai Hind
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                                            murthy
                                            May 8, 2017 at 1:24 pm
                                            I don't think any body is developing hatred for Kashmiris. Indian people only sympathize with Kashmiris. They want that Kashmiris should come out of the clutches of stan as early as possible. Had there been no disturbances Kashmir would have gained a lot from tourism this summer. Anyway good luck You have atlast realised the capacity of Modi.
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                                              Pranagni
                                              May 8, 2017 at 1:22 pm
                                              And so, what actions have to taken on 'few' stone pelters and their sponsors - the ones within Kashmir such as mullas and moulvis who incite such violence from teh mosques?? Forget the s for now and address the so called youth - I shall call them overground terrorists who shall be treated as such ... Buck up or shut up - Sooner the better for you !
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                                                Jayesh
                                                May 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                                                I agree. Even I shelved my plan to visit Srinagar. Then my friend told Kashmir is largely peaceful and you get best rates in best hotels due to misinformation about Kashmir.
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                                                  Nair Shankaran
                                                  May 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm
                                                  Before preaching pls practice what you preach. Why at all a government was formed in J and K. You could have handed it over to stan better than becoming a CM. Now you have not only failed but trying to find fault with people and Manmohan Singh. A man credited with utter failure on stan policy is praised as a lord of all and you want him to save you. He may, but the God may not favour you. Better rule or get out.
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