TV Has Made Kashmir A Football, Believes Chief Minister



CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti
CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti believes that TV has reduced Kashmir to a football that it kicks every day it wishes. She was concluding the debate over governor’s address.

Issues in J&K are blown out of proportion by the TV channels which casts the people of the state in a bad light and also affects tourism which is the backbone of the state’s economy, Ms Mufti said.

“There is no mention in national media when a girl from Baramulla becomes the youngest pilot, a Kashmiri boy tops the IAS or a boy from NIT Srinagar gets Rs 76 lakh salary package during campus recruitment. No TV channel talks about it,” Ms Mufti said. “They are only interested in people who mask their faces and unfurl green and black flags.”

Ms Mufti referred to Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaking on the issues in NIT. “Has he ever made any statement when youth of J&K were targeted in the educational institutions of various other states,” Ms Mufti asked. “If such is the level of secularism in our country, God save us for secularists then.”

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