Amid Political Storm, Mufti Says, ‘We Don’t Want to Create an Israel’

KL Report


Mufti Muhammad Sayeed
Mufti Muhammad Sayeed

As political pressure is mounting over his earlier assurance to New Delhi for identifying land for KP composite townships, JK CM Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Thursday clarified that there will be no separate home land for Kashmiri Pandits.

“We will take all the stake holders, on this issue, in confidence,” Sayeed said, while speaking in the state assembly.

Mufti said that his government will create an environment of secularism in the valley.

“The issue should not be politicized,” he said. “This is a human issue and we don’t want to create an Israel. We want the people of all the communities to live together.”

Pertinently, Sayeed assured Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday that his government would immediately start the process for creating the zones and has accepted the demand for creating separate zones for Kashmiri Pandits in the state.

However, he came under fire from both mainstream as well as separatists, who sniffed “ploy” in his promise to New Delhi.


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