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On Mufti’s death anniversary amid thin attendance Mehbooba apologises for ‘toffee’ remark

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Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday apologised for her ‘toffee’ remark, saying she was concerned for ‘her children being pushed to rallies where they got injured’.

Addressing handful of workers on the death anniversary of his father late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed at Bijbehara in south Kashmir, Mehbooba said that she was concerned like a mother about the young people who were getting killed and injured.

“It hurt me that some people with vested interests were pushing young boys towards army camps and police stations,” she said.

During the peak of 2016 summer uprising after the killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani, Mehbooba while addressing a press conference in Srinagar along with the Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh justified the killing of youth by saying that “they were not going to camps and police station to buy toffees and milk”.

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