Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday that the killing of 17 soldiers by terrorists was aimed at creating a war-like situation between India and Pakistan.
“The attack was aimed at triggering fresh violence in Kashmir and creating a war-like situation in the region,” Mufti said in a statement on her Facebook page.
She said those responsible for sponsoring and aiding violence must understand the futility of their exercise as it would yield nothing but misery for the people.
The Chief Minister condemned the sneak attack on an army camp in Uri in which over two dozen soldiers were also injured.
“The heightened tension in the wake of the Uri attack is set to further vitiate the atmosphere in and around Jammu and Kashmir amid increasing India-Pakistan hostility,” she warned.
The Chief Minister paid rich tributes to the martyred soldiers and expressed condolences with the bereaved families.
“Jammu and Kashmir has always been the worst victim of India-Pakistan hostility and its people have been paying a colossal price for the same for the past over six decades,” she said.