Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Mehbooba Mufti calls for dialogue with Pakistan

Mehbooba Mufti calls for dialogue with Pakistan

She said, "And yes, Pakistan in spite of us giving dossier after dossier, has not taken any action but, on the contrary. The cantonment is located on the outskirts of Jammu, approximately 30 km from the International Boundary, in a semi-urbanised environment with densely populated civilian localities, adjacent to the cantonment's perimeter fence", she said. The defence minister said the JeM module which conducted the attack may have infiltrated sometime back and possibly enjoyed local support. In a similar attack, one Army jawan lost his life after terrorists opened fire at security forces in Srinagar's Karan Nagar area on Monday morning.

The chief minister has a political agenda to bring the state and the center closer as well as to promote dialogue between India and Pakistan, her party spokesman Waheed Para told China Global Television Network (CGTN) Digital on Tuesday. On Friday a woman was killed as Pakistani troops fired on civilian habitations in Poonch area of Jammu region, while firing continued on Sunday. We find the people who are directly responsible for the Mumbai attacks and many others still free and happily roaming in Pakistan."We will be providing evidence to prove the attack sponsored from across the border", she added. Pakistan is expanding the arch of terror to areas south of Pir Panjal and resorting to ceasefire violations to assist infiltration", said the Defence Minister.

The attack in Sunjuwan was the deadliest on the Indian army since late 2016. "We have to stand by our proud soldiers and Army and in the call of duty if they have performed something it has to be contextualized", she said. "I repeat, Pakistan will pay for it".

The Foreign Office Monday warned India against cross-border attacks after New Delhi blamed Pakistan for an attack on a military camp in which soldiers and their families were targeted.

One CRPF personnel was seriously injured in the attack on the security base, while search operations for the two militants were on.

Three terrorists were killed in Sunjuwan when security forces retaliated the attack, she informed.

Earlier, the Minister undertook an aerial survey of the Army station and visited the Army Hospital in Jammu city where those injured in the terror attack were being treated.

"We expect the worldwide community to take cognizance of the belligerent and repeated Indian statements against Pakistan, which are not only against global law but also threatens regional peace and stability", he added. She complemented the valour of soldiers for carrying out the entire operation with precision.

Four terrorists belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were also gunned down.

Mehbooba Mufti, who governs Jammu & Kashmir as the chief minister of a coalition that includes Modi's BJP, on Monday urged India and Pakistan to hold talks.

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