Union Minister of State in the PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, on Thursday attributed the terrorist attacks on owners of mobile cellular towers in the Valley to separatist politics ahead of the Amarnath Yatra to South Kashmir Himalayas.
“It is been a general practice for the last few years that some anti-national start such activities ahead of the Amarnath yatra,” he said while talking to media persons here. Some Kashmir centric mainstream parties too get tempted to be trapped into this sort of separatist politics, Jitendra Singh pointed out, adding that such elements will be dealt with sternly.
“I am sure that authorities will take action,” Jitendra Singh said. In an apparent reference to such anti-national activities evoking strong reactions from nationalist people, he said that “whenever there is some challenge to country’s sovereignty, it leads to provocation”.
“We have conveyed our concern to the state government and I hope that it will take action,” he said.
The cellular services in parts of Kashmir got disrupted following terrorist attacks on people on whose land the mobile towers were erected.
Taking note of these attacks, the state government has decided to provide security to the owners of mobile towers. Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed while reviewing the situation at a high level meeting had directed the Director General of Police K Rajendra to deal sternly with those behind these attacks.