Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for dialogue between India and Pakistan on Monday after security forces foiled a militant attack at a paramilitary camp in Srinagar. She said talk is necessary to stop the bloodshed.
Speaking on Monday, Mufti said that militant attacks such as the recent one changed public discourse away from development issues. She said however that war was not an option.
The chief minister’s remarks come on heels of two militant attacks, both coming within a day of each other.
A paramilitary trooper was killed in a gun battle that began after some militants unsuccessfully tried to storm a CRPF camp on Monday.
Some militants hid themselves in an abandoned house in Karan Nagar in Srinagar.
The attack came within a day of another standoff between militants and army that ended with six people—not including three militants—being killed.
3 gunmen stormed the army camp in Sunjuwan after which five army men were among the six people who were shot dead.