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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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  1. I
    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.
    1. H
      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!
      1. A
        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.
        1. G
          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
          1. R
            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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