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Mehbooba Mufti in Aap ki Adalat: Kashmir should be allowed to join China's CPEC

Arguing for an increase in trade traffic in the Valley, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said that Kashmir should be allowed to join China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), among other trade routes.

Talking about ways to restore peace in Kashmir at Rajat Sharma's show Aap ki Adalat, the former chief minister said that more trade routes should be opened between India and Pakistan to encourage trade.

"Open access to Kashmir, we must join CPEC developed by China, open trade route between Nowshera, Jammu-Sialkot, we must also try open route to Shardha peeth for Kashmiri Pandits," she said adding that once you will open Kashmir from all sides, the people will realise what lies beyond borders and how much their own country has been doing for them.

Dismissing the allegation that her strategies of open borders will lead to increase in infiltration of terrorists and drugs, Mehbooba Mufti said that terrorists do not cross from regularised trade posts, but from other borders.

India has consistently objected to China's economic corridor at several global platforms and has refused to join as the project violates India's territorial integerity by passing through Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, which India claims as integral part of Jammu and Kashmir.

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