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Mehbooba Mufti apologises for ‘toffee’ remarks, says ‘mothers speak in anger when children don’t listen’

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Srinagar: Former chief minister  Mehbooba Mufti on Monday apologised for her ‘comments’ including the famous ‘were those killed there to buy toffees’ at a Rally in Bijbehara.

Mehbooba said that she is being criticised for going to militants homes and to those who have been killed that she has said that those killed in 2016 ‘were they there to buy toffees’.

“If my comments, as a mother, have agonised mothers, sisters and brothers, I apologise. I am being criticised that she has said toffee etc but I said it as a mother. Mothers get angry when her kids don’t listen her,” Mehbooba Mufti said.

She said that as a mother she felt pain when kids were killed and in anger she made those comments and she has been visiting people for long.

She told the rally that people of kokernag,  kulgam would remember that how her party saved them from bonded labour.


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