New Delhi: Hafiz Saeed’s comments on Kashmir are nothing but rearticulation of the agenda of “terrorists” who have “thrived” across the border, the Home Ministry on Friday said after the founder of the JuD outfit walked free from house arrest in Lahore.
Asserting that Jammu and Kashmir “is and will remain an integral part” of India, it said that such repeated utterances by “terrorists” have been given an appropriate response on the ground every time by the law enforcement agencies and the people of the state.
A senior Home Ministry official said, “The principled and consistent stand of the government of India on the issue is that Jammu and Kashmir is and will remain an integral part of India. The recent statement of Hafiz Saeed is a rearticulation of the terrorists’ constituency which has thrived across the border.”
“Such statements are made repeatedly in the past and each time they have received an appropriate and resounding response on the ground from the people and law enforcement agencies,” the official said.