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We have to create an environment of peace and tranquillity in the state, says Mehbooba Mufti. Pictured: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba MuftiIANS

Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) is not permanent, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday. We have to create an environment of peace and tranquillity in the state, she added.

"I want to ban pellet guns but it is possible only if you people support the government," she said, adding, "our children are always used as shields."

"We can't force someone to talk by throwing stones on them," she said, referring to stone pelting on security forces by the civilians. She emphasised on the need for dialogue between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the central government.

"If we need a dialogue, we have to stop militancy," she added. 

"Even Pakistan has to help us as we both have to live together. We discuss about films, but Wagah border is still moving," she said, referring to the heated debate on banning Pakistani artistes in India, despite no official restrictions from the central government.

After the Uri attack, film associations in India have banned Pakistani artistes and are trying to block the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil as it features Fawad Khan. However, the Samjhauta Express is till running and Pakistani artistes are getting visa to enter India.

Only hours ago, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that we can change our friends, but not our neighbours. I want to say that to Modiji even today since he considers Vajpayee his leader. If he considers Vajpayee his leader, then why does he not walk on his path? Today we wanna sell the blood of soldiers to win elections. Look at the condition, they want to make a deal!" he added.

"The soldiers don't belong to anyone's reign, they belong to Hindustan, to Bharat," he added.