Jammu: Indian Union minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government has given security forces in Jammu and Kashmir the freedom to act with professional discretion and this has helped them to deal effectively with infiltration bids and skirmishes along the border.
“The Modi government has given freedom to the Army and the paramilitary forces (in J&K) to act as per wisdom and professional discretion. As a result, they detected a tunnel and foiled infiltration bids,” Singh told reporters here.
He said forces in J&K enjoy the professional freedom to take decisions without any outside interference.
The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office said that the timely detection of the tunnel under the International Border in the Jammu region by the Border Security Force a few days ago and the regular foiling of infiltration bids from across the border has been made possible because of an improved intelligence-gathering and response mechanism.
Singh said the National Investigation Agency raids on separatist leaders and operations by security forces and the J&K Police to rid Kashmir of militancy have brought about a visible change in the Valley.
He lauded the role played by the J&K Police in anti-militancy operations, saying, “It is heartening to note that the state police, particularly its Special Operations Wing, is doing a commendable job.”
The minister alleged that political parties were raking up divisive issues and issuing diverse statements from different places.
“Politicians from certain parties have long survived by giving one statement in Jammu, another in Kashmir and saying Bharat Mata ki Jai on reaching Delhi,” Singh said, adding that it is no longer possible because of a new culture of politics ushered in by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He added that to enjoy credibility among the masses, the political parties and their leaders now must convince the youth that they (the parties) themselves believe in what they are saying.