New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed a firm resolve that ‘Unity’ and ‘Affection’ would be a solution to the problem of violence in Kashmir. Prime Minister expressed profound grief on the incidents of violence in Kashmir while speaking from the All India Radio (AIR), on the program ‘Man Ki Baat’. The Prime Minster expressed regret saying that any life lost in the violence in Kashmir is ultimately a loss for the nation. However the Prime minister gave serious warning to the separatists that those who are using kids for violence will be answerable to those kids for that.
Prime Minister Modi said that Kashmir has been grappling with violence for more than 50 days. Any loss of life of army personals or the Kashmiri youngsters in this violence is ultimately a loss to the nation. However in the time of distress all the political parties have put forward a unified stand which has sent out an appropriate message to the separatist group and to the world. At the same time, the feelings of the entire nation towards the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir have also been expressed.
The Prime Minister clarified that ‘Unity and Affection’ are the two principles which emerged as a solution to the current Kashmir problem after discussion with all the political parties. India is vastly diverse and all communications and efforts to unify the society and strengthening the diverse fabric of our country must be encouraged. This remains our prime responsibility as citizens, as society and as Government.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had criticized giving example of the use of children for pelting stones on the security forces. Post her discussion with the Prime Minister, while addressing the media, Chief Minister Mufti had verbally attacked the separatists for instigating children for violence. While speaking on ‘Mann Ki Baat’ the Prime Minister also warned that those who are instigating the children for violence, they will be answerable to the questions from these children in the future. Meanwhile, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh highlighted that the separatist leaders safeguard their own children and families and they are not ready to bring their own children on the path of violence. However Jitendra Singh drew attention to the fact that these separatists do not care for the future prospects of the ordinary Kashmiri youngsters. Jitendra Singh also clarified that the government would not make any compromise on the issue of terrorism and it would also take stern action on the instigators of violence.