Srinagar, Feb 14: Terming Pakistan a “proxy” of China, senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig has said India must understand the dynamics between the two countries to “tackle” the Kashmir issue.
“The stakeholders both in Kashmir and the Centre actually don’t know what the real problem is. Pakistan is a proxy of China today. China has huge assets in that area. If India has to tackle Kashmir, first you have to understand the dynamics between Pakistan and China. It’s one of the important reasons why Srinagar is on the boil,” a news channel quoted him as saying.
He was asked by the news channel about his views on the spurt in militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s appeal for dialogue with Pakistan.
When asked if Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should step down, Baig said, “How will that lead to a solution? All stake holders are letting people of Kashmir down.”
When asked if the state had “simply become unmanageable,” Baig said, “When Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and I were managing affairs then no one said that the state was not manageable. Why are those questions being raised only now?”
Mufti had on Monday said that talks are necessary “to end the bloodshed”. She took to Twitter following the attacks on Sunjuwan Army camp in Jammu and a CRPF camp in Karan Nagar, Srinagar, and said, “Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end bloodshed. I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn’t matter. The people of J&K are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option.”