Would bunk college, watch movies in cinema halls: Mehbooba

Panaji: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she was nostalgic about the time when she would bunk college as a youngster and watched films in Srinagar.

She said that youngsters living in Srinagar today do not know about the joys of watching films in cinema halls, because of bans by militants on cinema halls in the troubled state.

“I have grown up bunking my classes and going to cinema halls. I would love to do it anytime. I feel Jammu and Kashmir students are deprived of something so joyful. We would bunk our class in college and go and see a movie somewhere,” she recalled while speaking at India Ideas Conclave.

“They (youngsters in J&K) can’t do it. They don’t know what is it sitting having pop corn in a cinema hall and watching a movie there. I would love to do that. But I cannot say for now,” she said.