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Mufti says firm on AIIMS in Kashmir

Srinagar, Breaking his silence over the row on establishment of All India Institute for Medical Science (AIIMS) in the state, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayed Friday said that the institution will go to Kashmir while Jammu would get Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

“As per Agenda of Alliance, it has been made clear that Jammu will get IIT and IIM while Kashmir will get AIIMS and we are firm on this,” Mufti said at an interaction with media persons here.

“My government sees Jammu and Kashmir as one unit and there is no question of betrayal of one region or another on AIIMS or any such issue,” he said.

“It is clear that AIIMS is for Kashmir while Jammu will get IIT and IIM. If people of Jammu can travel to Delhi for better treatment, I do not think they have any issue in traveling to Kashmir which takes only half-hour by air and will take 4 hours by road after four-laning of Jammu-Srinagar highway is completed,” he said.

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