Despite being a coalition partner with hardliner Bharatiya Janta Party, India-held Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took a bold step and stressed the need for Pak-India bilateral talks on Kashmir.
She took to Twitter to voice her heart and wrote,”Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end the bloodshed.”
“We have to talk because war is not an option,” she added.
Mufti, in the same tweet, expressed her fears of a backlash from Indian media but also showed her resolve to stand by what she believes right. “I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn’t matter.”
She said the people of Jammu and Kashmir are suffering.