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Kashmir now a 'war-zone' thanks to BJP-PDP Govt.: Congress

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Responding to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's statement on bringing peace to Kashmir, the Party on Sunday while blaming the former and Prime Minister Modi for the same, said the current coalition has made the state like a 'war-zone'.

"Two people are responsible for Kashmir's situation: and Prime Minister Modi. After the BJP-PDP was formed, Kashmir is turning into a war-zone," leader Shakeel Ahmed told ANI.

Earlier on Saturday, Mufti, while addressing the lawmakers in the state assembly, re-iterated her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's stance and said "neither guns nor the Army" can bring peace to troubled Kashmir.

"Our soldiers are being martyred (in Jammu and Kashmir). Neither guns nor the Army can bring peace to troubled Kashmir," said Mufti.

Supporting this view, leader Meem Afzal asserted that the must address this issue immediately.

Chief Minister Mufti's comment comes in the wake of a recent terrorist attack in Anantnag that claimed the lives of six policemen.

The incident took place on Friday in Anantnag's Thajiwara Achabal area when the policemen were on a routine round in their jeep.

During the attack some policemen also sustained serious bullet injuries and were rushed to a nearby hospital.

As per reports, Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for the attack.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 06:42 IST