After PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti continued to toe the Pakistan line on terrorism and the cowardly Pulwama terror attack, the party continues to maintain its stand of following Pakistan PM Imran Khan's dictum of 'talking on terror'. The party also did not take back or apologise Mufti's shocking comment where she said that only illiterates would call for a war.
PDP spokesperson Waheed Rehman Para responded to Republic TV on his party leader's comment and 'talks only' stand on Pakistan.
"We stand by our comment and we are very clear that India and Pakistan cannot afford to go on a war. We are both nuclear nations, we don't want graveyards at every village. We are not calling anyone illiterate. We are saying that war will come at a great human cost. I think the best action is having talks with Pakistan. We don't have any other choice but talks. Mehbooba Mufti has made it very clear point that we are not in a position to go on a war. Nobody wants a martyr in their own house," he said.
In her latest media briefing, the former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti where she had sung praises in favour of Imran Khan, the PDP chief also suggested that only illiterates would call for a war.
"40 of our jawans were martyred. Many lost their lives before also. We were not talking then, but still this happened. I believe that discussion should take place even after a war.......If we have to save Jammu & Kashmir, people of the state and soldiers of the country, then discussion is the only way forward," she said before adding, "At the present time, neither of the country can afford a war. The ones calling for war at the present time are illiterate...All these talks are just to show what we can do. No literate country will call for war in such a case."