Peace only way forward, need to get on right track, Mehbooba to border shelling

TNN Bureau. Updated: 3/18/2018 4:04:20 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 18 : Reiterating that peace is the only forward, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said there is a need to get on right track to save people of the state from shelling on the borders.

Reacting to killing of a couple and their three minor sons and injuries to two minor daughters in Pak shelling in Balakote sector on Sunday, she expressed her anguish.

However, she said the initiatives started by former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and carried on in the same spirit by Prime minister Narendera Modi were sabotaged at Panthakote, where militants attacked an Army camp later.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter Mehbooba said “ Peace is the only way forward. Initiatives were started by Vajpayee Ji with his Lahore bus journey & were later carried on in the same spirit by PM @narendramodi. Sadly they were sabotaged at Pathankot. We need to get on the right track if we want to save the people of J&K”. “ Anguished to hear of 5 people losing their lives in the crossfire along the LoC in the Balakote sector of Poonch. My deepest condolences to their family”, she had tweeted earlier.

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