Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that there shouldn’t be any ambiguity left regarding the Centre’s Kashmir policy post Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah’s assertion on Pakistan.
“After Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah ji’s speech, there shouldn’t be ambiguity left regarding the Bharatiya Janata Party’s policy with regard to Kashmir. Amit Shah ji once again today reiterated that Kashmir was a part of India and would remain so. He said if there is any discussion, it should be within the Constitution of India,” Singh told ANI.
Singh said the Prime Minister acknowledging the sacrifices of the soldiers, who were killed in the Uri terror attack, has strengthened the morale of the armed forces. “When the Prime Minister himself says such a thing, it shows how clear our principle is. I don’t think there should be any doubt about the party’s principle in regard to Kashmir,” he added.
Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi had said in Kozhikode, Kerala, yesterday that India would never forget the Uri terror attack and would make all efforts to isolate Islamabad globally.
Prime Minister Modi said the people of Pakistan should ask their leaders that India and Islamabad got freedom in the same year, but India exports software and our country is exporting terrorists. He also challenged Pakistan that if it wants war it should fight against poverty and other evils in its society.
Last Sunday, a militant attack on an army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, claimed the lives of eighteen soldiers. While 17 soldiers died on Sunday, the army confirmed that one more critically injured soldier succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, pushing the death toll to 18.