More soldiers died in Valley than in wars since independence, says Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was speaking at an event organised by RSS's communication wing Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra (IVSK) here to award journalists. She also asked the media to maintain credibility in their reportage.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2017 11:24 pm

More soldiers have sacrificed their lives in Kashmir than those who died in various wars since independence, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today. She was speaking at an event organised by RSS’s communication wing Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra (IVSK) here to award journalists.

“More soldiers have sacrificed their lives in the Kashmir Valley so far than the number of security personnel who died in various wars since independence,” she said. The speaker also asked the media to maintain credibility in their reportage, adding that the Fourth Estate should be unbiased and research before presenting facts.

The sangh’s Akhil Bhartitya Sah Prachar Pramukh, Arun Kumar, said one has started thinking from western perspective. But now the IVSK is working to change this among journalists, he said.

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  1. V
    Jun 23, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    And who is responsible for this Madam Mahajan? In 2013, Kashmir was full of tourists and today its a killing field thanks to fascist ideology of RSS. The same RSS ideology in whose function you are speaking. RSS wants to be a hegemon and kill all cultural diversity and alternate voices using a monster hydra headed organisational set up. There style of militant nationalism only alienates non Hindus and Dalits making them fearful and angry. How can country see peace and security when a section of its own population is demonized, brutalised and killed for what they eat,? You have filled the rank of upper caste north India Hindus mostly rank communalist who thrive on the daily dose of Islamophobia. This kind of energy only brings conflict and destruction. The thugs of RSS should know that Muslims know how to rule and build nation and they have 56 countries to protect their religion... how many for Hindus?
    1. R
      Raj Parwani
      Jun 21, 2017 at 11:41 pm
      We have to realize that sooner or later we have to solve Kashmir problem by negotiating with concerned parties, we tried keeping it with us by force for seventy years wasting so many precious lives and billions of dollars in defence budget only to find out that they don't want to be a part of India. Let's not waste another 10 years, many billions of dollars and more importantly thousands of more soldiers before realising that you cannot keep people with you by force forever. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.
      1. Anjam Desi
        Jun 22, 2017 at 4:53 am
        There is nothing to negotiate. Congress tied India's hands by fruitless negotiations, paying handsome ries to separatist leaders and their families and telling army not to retaliate when Pak fired on them. How do you think Pak deals with Baloch separatists? Abdullah has the nerve to tell Kashmiris to keep throwing stones. Why did it take so long for the rest of India to find out Pak was paying people to throw stones? Was Congress that incompetent or did it aid separatists by hiding the truth about its inaction over decades.
        1. L
          Jun 22, 2017 at 8:47 am
          There is nothing to negotiate. Pak already occupies PoK. It seems you are from JNU. Please note we are surrounded by China and Pak ( both nuclear powers).There are security reasons for holding on to Kashmir. Actually in 1947 par ion was not done with surgical precision.
          1. S
            Jun 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm
            As said in Punjab , Punjab for Punjabis and Assam for Assames. Kashmir is for Kashmiris. Muslim majority kashmiris willingly acceded to India to form part of Indian Union, but under an accord between the State and Indian Union under guarantees from Indian Cons ution. We shrewdly took away all that which was promised to them.We Created monster out of a Mole.Unarmed Kashmiris are fired by pellet guns, Children's are taking over street.Army can only curtail the revolution, free discussions will only bring peace.Kashmiris need our understanding not hatred.Blaming Pakistan will not solve anything.