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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed passed away on Thursday morning at 7.15 AM in AIIMS hospital.

Sayeed, a political stalwart from the valley was hospitalised for the last two weeks. His party PDP came into power after winning the 2015 assembly elections with BJP.

His party PDP came to power after winning the 2015 assembly elections after joining hands with the BJP.

Tributes poured in from all the political quarters and leaders.

His daughter Mehbooba Mufti is fated to be his successor. This would also make her the first woman Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

He was five days shy of his 80th birthday. This was his second Chief Ministerial tenure. He was also India’s first Muslim Home Minister when he became one during VP government in 1989.

He was also India’s first Muslim Home Minister when he joined  the cabinet of the VP government in 1989.

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in his life faced a lot of attacks from separatists and militants. His coalition with BJP also triggered controversies as he had earlier expressed solidarity with the Congress.

Some tweets from political leaders paying tributes to Mufti Mohammed Sayeed.

Omar Abdullah, former CM and leader of opposition in J&K

Home Minister Rajnath Singh

PM Narendra Modi

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi

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Pakistan Exploits Situation In Jammu & Kashmir: India

India has accused Pakistan of cynically exploiting the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the General Assembly

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Pakistan Exploits Situation In Jammu & Kashmir: India
Pakistan Exploits Situation In Jammu & Kashmir: India. flickr

India has accused Pakistan of cynically exploiting the situation in Jammu and Kashmir at the General Assembly while it was discussing an important issue.

“Such cynical attempts have failed in the past and do not find any resonance in this body,” Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission, said on Monday.

He was replying to a reference to Kashmir made by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi during a debate on the Right to Protect People against crimes against humanity.

“While we are having this serious debate for the first time in a decade on an issue that is of importance to all of us, we have witnessed that one delegation has, yet again, misused this platform to make an unwarranted reference to the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir,” Bayyapu said.

“I would like to place on record and reiterate that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. No amount of empty rhetoric from Pakistan will change this reality,” he added.

Lodhi had said that many of the victims of killings and “mass-blinding” are “in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir” and that they “have the further indignity of living under an illegal and alien occupation”.

Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi
Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi. flickr

“Against this backdrop, calls for accountability would invariably smack of double standards and selectivity, especially when egregious crimes including killings and mass-blinding are being committed in full view of the international community,” she said.

However, Lodhi also said: “At its core, the responsibility to protect, is not a license to intervene in external situations, but, is instead, a universal principle of ‘non-indifference’, in keeping with historical context and cultural norms of respective settings.”

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“We should also be mindful that the notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ does not become a mere re-enactment of the discredited ‘humanitarian interventions’ of the past,” she added. (IANS)

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