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2. Mehbooba Mufti says India-Pak hostilities may spell disaster
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said a confrontation between India and Pakistan could lead to a disaster of epic proportions, ANI reported. She hoped that peaceful means to resolve the issues between the nations will stand the ground even on a day when India said it carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan, while Islamabad denied the claims.
The state deputy chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nirmal Singh said, “We hope that Pakistan will learn something from these surgical strikes, hope they will stop their nonsense.” He confirmed the ongoing evacuation of Punjab villages located 10 km from the International Border with Pakistan. “We have asked people to move to safer places but we will see what happens tonight, we are prepared for any escalation,” he said.