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Congress leader P Chidambaram asks Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti to quit ‘unholy’ alliance with BJP

With violence and unrest continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress leader P Chidambaram today In a series of tweets, the former Home and Finance Minister Mehbooba Mufti should break her partys unholy and opportunistic coalition with the BJP. And go back to the philosophy of her father. The PDP-BJP coalition is the gravest provocation to the people of the Kashmir valley. Mehboobaji, Chidambaram said he shared the Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers concern that statesmanship required to get the state out of the vicious cycle of killings but it was sad that she does not see that her coalition government is the core of the problem. The central governments muscular, militaristic approach to the JK issue has driven the state towards the present catastrophic situation, he said. Mehbooba yesterday had urged A tourist from Chennai died yesterday after he was hit on the head by a stone during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar. Five Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including an assistant professor of the Kashmir University, were killed in an encounter in the Valley on Sunday. Five civilians, who were staging protests near the encounter site, were also killed in clashes with security forces.