Jitendra Singh's comments came in response to recent tweets by former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah accusing the BJP of treating J&K differently from other states in the country over the issue of delimitation.
Coming down heavily on “Kashmir apologists”, whether in academics or in politics, Singh exhorted researchers to go through statements made by these academics and intellectuals after the Pulwama attack.
Jitendra Singh said, "A university cannot be used as a platform for anti-India baiting and that free flow of thoughts is welcome, but it has to be guided by the bottom-line of patriotic and nationalistic commitment."
Singh said the partition of Indian subcontinent was the biggest mistake in recent history and after independence, this got compounded by another blunder on the part of the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh defends the BJP decision to pull out of the J&K coalition, says the party’s position on Article 370 hasn’t changed but can’t be “dealt with” during Governor’s rule, and claims number of youths using govt avenues in state is possibly higher than from any other state.