After teoing Pakistan's line and criticizing her own country's government, former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday went a step further and mocked those seeking revenge and justice for the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack with her latest set of comments.
The PDP chief, in the recent times, has been caught heaping praise on India's neighboring country and its PM Imran Khan - despite Pakistan's reluctance to acknowledge and act against terrorism.
A huge section of India is demanding revenge against Pakistan after the IED blast in Pulwama, an attack orchestrated by Pakistan-backed JeM in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred. But for Mufti, the people who are seeking justice are nothing "illiterates".
In her latest media briefing, the former J&K CM not only once again sang praises in favor of Imran Khan, but 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."
Throughout her interaction with the media, she constantly tried to push the narrative that peace talks can only solve the purpose, and even if someone provokes, India should continue with its peace talks.
Also during her media briefing, Mehbooba Mufti openly tried to find faults within her own country as to why a few of the Kashmiris pick guns and get influenced by Pakistan. She suggested that the fault was of Indian government and politicans in the way in which they try to hold talks with the Kashmiri youths.