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Mehbooba's statement out of line with reality, facts: NC

Updated: Aug 27, 2016 21:38 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 27 (ANI): Denouncing Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's assertion that only five percent of Kashmiris are behind the unrest, the National Conference (NC) on Saturday lashed out at the former saying she is misleading herself and "living in a make-believe world" even as the entire valley is steaming with security forces.

NC leader Mustafa Kamal told ANI that Mehbooba's statement and her behaviour is out of line with the reality and facts, adding she is yet to open "her score" as far as development agenda of Prime Minister Modi is concerned.

"It is unfortunate that the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has said many things and has been saying many things, but the situation on the ground is entirely different. She is not only misleading herself, but also living in a world of make believe. She believes that by occupying Chief Minister's chair she can say anything," he added.

Refuting the Chief Minister's claim, Kamal said, "The entire valley, this time, is steaming with police force. Our state police, Central Reserve Police Force and, now after 12 years of gap, we have Border Security Force patrolling the streets of Srinagar. Now, I fail to understand if she is not able to see this, then who is issuing orders; she is the Chief Minister or somebody else?"

Echoing similar views, another NC leader Ali Mohd Sagar said the situation is likely to persist unless it is addressed politically.

"I think everybody wants peace in the valley. I fail to understand the statement on 5 percent and 95 percent put forth by the Chief Minister. Everybody is distressed by the situation in the valley. This problem has a history and a political background that need to be addressed," Sagar said.

Earlier today, Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Narendra Modi at his official residence in Delhi, to discuss about the unrest in the valley.

Addressing the media after the meet, Mufti asserted that the Prime Minister was extremely concerned about the situation and that he had expressed his desire to stop the bloodshed in the Valley and also ensured that the state will emerge from the crisis.

She also criticised Pakistan for fuelling protests in the Kashmir valley.

"With the situation in Kashmir taking a turn for the worse in the last few days, Pakistan instead of helping us is trying to worsen the situation. They had a golden opportunity to talk about Kashmir when Rajnath ji went to Islamabad recently, but instead he was meted with mistreatment," she said.

During a press conference co-chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held in Srinagar on Thursday, she said that only five percent of Kashmiri were creating unrest and resorting to agitation in the valley while the 95 percent of people want to resolve the Kashmir issue through political means and dialogue. (ANI)

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