Srinagar: Education Minister Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said that the Government of India and the Jammu Kashmir government were “on the same page” on the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation into the sources of funding of pro-freedom groups.
“Central government and the state government are on the same page,” Bukhari said on the sidelines of a function here. “NIA teams are here. Law will take it own course. Truth will come to the fore. There is no need to panic,” he said.
He also held the Indian media, particularly Republic and Times Now channels, as responsible for fanning trouble in Kashmir.
“My reaction to your channel (Republic) is to get out from here. I don’t want to speak to your channel. Since morning, Republic TV is showing that a prominent businessman Mushtaq Chhaya has been raided, which is false,” he said.
“It is the Indian media that has set Kashmir on fire. Don’t run news channels at the cost of peace in Kashmir. Forgive Kashmir. Let us live in peace. You only show episodes about Kashmir that have a potential to raise your TRP elsewhere in India,” he said.