Don’t allow vested elements to disturb peace: Mehbooba Mufti

Hailing the people of Jammu for upholding the values of brotherhood and amity despite severe provocations, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday appealed to the people to carry forward this tradition of social inclusion and not let any vested elements cause any wedge between communities.
Interacting with the members of the civil society here in the evening, the Chief Minister praised the people of the Jammu region for upholding harmony and brotherhood despite severe provocations and defeating the evil designs of miscreants who are out to divide the people.
She said that during the toughest phases, people had upheld the tolerant values for which the state was known since ages and for this they ought to be complimented.
Mehbooba said the strengthening of an inclusive set-up in the state was the idea behind stitching up the present alliance in the state so that people, regions and communities could get closer to each other and march together on the path of progress. She, however, cautioned people against the nefarious designs of some vested elements who were out to “disturb peace”.
Referring to the recent shameful incident of the rape and murder of a young girl in Kathua, Mehbooba assured the audience that justice would prevail and whosoever found guilty would be punished.
Terming peace and communal harmony as prerequisites for development, the Chief Minister said the government was considering many projects for the region like border tourism at Suchetgarh, cable car for the city and development of heritage sites like Mubarak Mandi and Raghunath Mandir.