Jammu: Government of India’s minister of state (MoS) for PMO, Jitendra Singh, on Saturday said the pro-freedom leaders of Kashmir were “provided security” as they faced threat from Pakistan, which might attack them to blame India.
“We keep blaming Mehbooba (chief minister), but miss the sight of those forces engaged in it. Pakistan and separatists are threat,” he said at a function organised by Sanjeevni Sharda Kendra here.
“Pakistanis not only threat to us but also to separatists as well. Separatists have no threat from us (India) but from Pakistan,” he said.
The MoS said “security has been given to them because Pakistan-backed people will kill them to blame us (India)”.
“What has happened to Moulvi Farooq…What has happened to Abdul Gani Lone…They have fear and threat from their own people,” Singh said.
Singh said the Kashmir was first such turmoil in the world in which number of the civilians injured was more or less equal to those in government forces and policemen. It clearly shows how much restraint the forces personnel exercised, he said.
He said as soon as the situation improves, there is a need to engage with the youth of the state.
The MoS said that Pakistan has a threat from Pakistan itself. “See what is happening in Peshswar…What is happening in Balochistan.”
“Pakistani is trying to engineer terrorism selectively. These forces who have upped its ante fear from their own people. We have to prepare ourselves,” he said.
On the situation in Kashmir, he said, “We will have to move forward on three basic ideologies (sidhant). First, there will be no compromise with violence whatever may be the aim of violence, violence is a violence and we have to put an end to circle of violence and it has no place in the society and all political parties agree to it.”
“Second, as the situation will improve there is a need to engage with the youth of the state and the beginning of chain of several schemes by the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for last two years. The youth of Kashmir valley also wants to become stakeholder of the journey of development but due to some reasons they are not fully coming forward,” he said.
“And third, there should be no premium on anti-India activism. It should not look that if someone raises anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans, I will get glorification”, he said.