SRINAGAR: Condemning the militant attack on an army base in Uri, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that the attack appeared to be aimed at triggering fresh violence and creating a war-like situation in Kashmir.
The chief minister expressed anguish over the attack and paid rich tributes to the slain soldiers. She extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and also prayed for early recovery of those injured in the attack.
The chief minister said the heightened tension in the wake of Uri attack is set to further vitiate the atmosphere in and around Jammu and Kashmir amid increasing Indo-Pak hostility. “Unfortunately, people in Jammu and Kashmir, who are already mired in an agonising situation, shall have to bear the maximum brunt of the fresh attempts being made to step up violence and trigger fresh bloodshed in the state,” she said and added that J&K has always been the worst victim of Indo-Pak hostility and its people have been paying a colossal price for it over the past six decades.
The CM said that perpetrators of violence must understand that violent methods have yielded nothing in the past nor will these yield anything in future except adding to the miseries of the people.