Mehbooba must not promote dialogue with separatist: Kashmir Activist

| Updated: Mar 29, 2017 12:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 29 (ANI): Kashmiri activist Sushil Pandit on Wednesday urged that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Government must not promote the idea of talks with separatist leaders. Pandit said that separatists who believe in instigating a war against India and keep on making relentless efforts in disrupting peace in Kashmir cannot be trusted. "Talks of any sort with separatists, the people who believe in violence, who wage war against India, who cause disruption and harm to public property or risk innocent lives, any kind of dialogue or talk with them is now redundant," Pandit told ANI. "The time has come to apply the rules, the law strictly. Only when the law and order is enforced stringently that a conducive atmosphere can be built for future dialogue," he added. After three young men died while trying to break a police cordon near an encounter site, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti yesterday said nothing can be achieved through violence adding that the state must realize this and accept that only talks are the way forward. Mufti asserted that thousands of militants, civilians and have died in attacks and encounters. "Nothing can be achieved through war and violence. Every year thousands of militants, civilians, security forces and police officials die due to these attacks," she told media. (ANI)