Srinagar, Apr 9: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and appealed him to find ways to end bloodshed and alienation among youth in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Three days after appealing the country’s leadership to listen to the voices of pain from the State, Mehbooba Monday called on Modi in New Delhi and apprised him about the overall obtaining situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” an official spokesperson said in a statement issued here.
During the meeting, he said the Chief Minister stressed on finding ways and means to end the cycle of violence in the State by addressing the element of alienation among youth.
She said the people of the State having suffered immensely during the turmoil of past three decades are looking upto the country’s political leadership to support them in getting out of this cycle of uncertainty and deaths.
Reiterating her demand for peaceful engagement with all stakeholders in this regard, the Chief Minister sought more frequent meetings at the highest levels between the two countries.
She also favoured the idea that the two Army commands be in touch with each other to minimise the level of tension across the borders in the State which has affected lakhs of people living in these areas.
During the meeting, Mehbooba also pleaded for taking the cross Line of Control (LoC) movement to next higher level by working on opening more historic routes across the LoC and movement of more people to build public confidence in the peaceful engagements. She also pleaded for working for opening Sharda Peth, ancient seat of learning across LoC, and developing it like Nalanda and Takshila.
The spokesperson said implementation of Agenda of Alliance (AoA), execution of Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) and other mega developmental projects in the State also came up for discussion during the meeting.