Jammu: Expressing concern over spillover of unrest to certain parts of Jammu region, government of India minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the home ministry would deploy additional forces to contain the situation.
“This is a matter of concern. There is unrest in the Valley for the last four weeks with the last 2-3 days we saw disturbance happening in this part of the state, including Kishtwar, which has remain sensitive all along,” Singh, who is union minister of state in the PMO, said.
“We have brought it to the notice of home minister and he has assured us that they are looking into it and are sending extra forces,” he said.
He said there was a “sense of normalcy” in the region and the district administration has geared itself with the support of community leaders who were also coming forward.
“What is important is to realise that I would not subscribe to the view that this is indigenous, maybe there is a foreign mischief happening in the Valley and they are now trying to disturb the atmosphere in the Jammu region as well,” Singh said.
He said additional forces will be deployed as per the requirement of the region.
Praising Rajnath on his recent visit to Pakistan, he said, “It was gratifying that once the home minister came back and made a statement in the Parliament, it was unanimously welcomed and the entire House across the party lines was in agreement with the manner the Home Minister handled the situation in Islamabad.”
“The home minister has said in Islamabad precisely what he has been reiterating in New Delhi and this reflects the clarity and consistency on part of the Modi government as far as our approach towards terrorism and handling Pakistan are concerned,” he said.
He further said that Pakistan is gradually getting “isolated” and the entire world community is coming to “India’s point of view”.
Singh said that non-state actions originated from Pakistani soil were their responsibility.
He said that while Pakistan has created a myth of human rights violations in India, the neighbouring country stands exposed of its human rights records in the areas under its control.
“The world today is worried about the human rights violations happening in parts of Indian sub-continent which are legitimately or illegitimately under the control of Pakistan for example — the Gilgit Baltistan, which is under the control of Pakistan, PoK which is also under its illegal occupation,” the minister said.