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War on terror in Jammu and Kashmir entered decisive phase: Deputy CM Nirmal Singh

While Nirmal Singh criticized mainstream opposition of politicking over it demand for dialogue with Pakistan and the separatists, Singh also slammed Hurriyat Conference leaders of maintaining silence when an innocent is killed by militants.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu |
Updated: April 9, 2018 6:55:59 am
War on terror in Jammu and Kashmir entered decisive phase: Deputy CM Nirmal Singh Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh. (Source: File photo)

Hinting at continuation of its policy deal to sternly deal with militants in the Valley, Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said that those holding the gun will be dealt the same way.

Sarkar ki policy bilkul clear hai. Jiskey haath mein bandook hai usko usi tarkey se treat kiya jayega, aur jo wapas aana chahtey hein…jinhoney crime nahi kiya hai unko concessions de ja sakti hein. Lekin agar algaowad aur ugarwad to le kar agey chalengey to unkey saath usi tarekey se treatment hoga jo ho raha hai’’ (Government policy is very clear that those holding the gun will be treated the same way and concessions can be given to those who wish to return home and who have not committed any serious crime. However, if they continue to tread the path of terrorism and separatism, they will be treated the same way like present), he told media persons after holding public durbar meeting party workers and general public at state BJP headquarters here on Saturday evening.

Pointing out that war against terror has entered a decisive phase in the Valley, he said, “dekhiye halaath kafi sambley hue hein. Yeh jo hai, pichely kai salon se chalta rehta hai. Badi baat hai ke situation humarey control mein hai. Terrorists jo hein bagh rahey hein ja marey ja rahey hein. Patharbazi par kafi rok lagi hai’’ (See, situation has improved to a greater extent. While the present incidents of violence have been taking place for past many years, the important thing is that situation is under control. Terrorists are either on the run or they are getting killed. Incidents of stone pelting too have stopped to a greater extent).

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When his attention was drawn towards opposition demand to government for initiating dialogue, Singh asked “with whom’’…”Those who are killing innocents, or with those who using hawala money are provoking youth to indulge in stone pelting’’. While he criticized mainstream opposition of politicking over it demand for dialogue with Pakistan and the separatists, Singh also slammed Hurriyat Conference leaders of maintaining silence when an innocent is killed by militants. However, in the event of a militant getting killed at the hands of police or security forces, they immediately give hartal call, he added.

Referring to the recent statements of former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah asking for dialogue with Pakistan as India was not in a position to take back Pok, Singh said that he was desperate to come back to power. Farooq sahib had been CM and also a minister at the Centre, he said, adding that one can see what he used to say when he was in power and what he has been stating while in oppositinion today.

However, to initiate dialogue with those seeking an amicable solution to their problems through peaceful means, the Central government has appointed a special representative Dineshwar Sharma, he added.

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