Muslim nations worst victims of terrorism: Mehbooba

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JAMMU, APRIL 29: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on today asked both countries (India and Pakistan) to join hands against terrorism so that the funds spent on the enmity can instead be used for good purpose.

Mehbooba told the reporters that muslim nations are the worst victim of terrorism and nations across the world are coming closer and as terrorism has emerged as the biggest challenge for all countries it is time to unite. She added that continuing the fight will only pose a threat to our existence.

She lauded the efforts being made by India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue despite terrorist attack on the Air Force base in Pathankot.

She added that, the Prime Minister had gone to Lahore where an informal meeting was held over this issue. After that, unfortunately the Pathankot incident took place, but despite that talks went on.

Mehbooba had last week laid a firm emphasis on improving tourism in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir and said that if the US could mend ties with Iran then why India can’t take a similar step.

During her visit to villages near Suchetgarh border to promote tourism, she had said that violence at the border and incidents of bullets being fired immediately makes headlines, but the news of border folks sharing land and water seldom grabs attention.