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Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said law of land should deal with people accepting money to disrupt peace in the valley.
“You need to differentiate between people who really want to restore peace and normalcy in the state and those people who have made it a business to keep the valley on fire. So we have to distinguish between the two,” she told reporters here.
She said majority of the people in the state want to restore peace and want development and progress.
“But there is a section of people who have themselves accepted that they get money and use money to disrupt peace and tranquillity of the state. So there is a law of the land which will deal with it accordingly,” she said.
Asked about rethink on the way her government engages with stakeholders, she said, “You can’t see everybody through same glasses. There are people who want peace with dignity and honour, there are people who want to disrupt peace. We have to differentiate between the two.”
On stone pelting, she said both states and centre are dealing with the situation. “Situation is improving day by day.”
On the ICJ judgement on Jadhav, she said it is a great relief for the country. “One life saved is a great thing.” Earlier, interacting with deputations, the Chief Minister sought the cooperation and contribution of the people in maintaining peace in the state.
“Peace is imperative for undertaking development activities. The people need to cooperate and contribute in maintaining peace which would ensure time bound completion of developmental works in the state,” Mehbooba said.
Interacting with several of groups of people who called on her here, the chief minister said her government had endeavoured to take every region and section of the state along on the development march. A group from the border town of Gurez in north Kashmir thanked the chief minister for extending air services to Gurez, which they said would be of great help to patients and students in particular.
The deputation demanded extension of the air service upto Tulail to facilitate people of that area as well, an official spokesman said. They also sought the construction of a tunnel through the Razdan top to facilitate all weather movement of traffic on the Bandipore-Gurez road. They also sought augmentation of power, ration, health and other essentials in the area. Another deputation from Baba Reshi in Baramulla district demanded completion of works at the famous shrine of Hazrat Baba Payam ud Din Reshi, proper lighting of Baba Reshi-Gulmarg road, macdamisation of Hyderbaig-Tangmarg road and upgradation of bridge at Chanapora, Kunzer. They also sought release of payment for the works done under NREGA, the spokesman said.
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