Those inciting kids to violence in Jammu & Kashmir will be made answerable: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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.

Those inciting kids to violence in Jammu & Kashmir will be made answerable: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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.

India to provide Rs 2,000 cr package for refugees from PoK

New Delhi : Last week the government had announced compensation to the families of the deceased in the firing and mine blast in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Post this, now the Central government would soon announce a package also for the refugee families in PoK. A senior official from the Home Ministry informed that it has been decided to grant a package of rupees 2,000 crore to 36,348 families displaced from PoK and currently taking shelter in India and that this package would soon come to the cabinet for approval.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech had raised a question on the atrocities done by Pakistan on the citizens in PoK and their human rights violations. The Prime Minister had also issued orders to connect with the citizens of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to get knowledge of the situation in PoK. In the backdrop of the program undertaken by the government to establish a connection with the citizens of PoK, the government is ready to announce a big financial package for the refugees living on the Indian side of PoK. As confirmed by an official of the Home Ministry, all aspects of the package have been finalised, except for final approval from the central cabinet.

In January 2015 Prime Minister Modi had given permission to work out a package to be provided as an aid to refugees of PoK. In the India- Pakistan war of 1947, 1965 and 1971, many families got displaced. Many of these families are currently residing in the areas of Jammu, Kathua, and Rajori in the Jammu- Kashmir state. They are faced with many challenges. As Indian citizens, they have a right to vote for the Loksabha Elections; however the state law of Jammu- Kashmir does not allow them to vote for the Assembly Elections. These refugees do not get employment in the State government jobs. In the past a decision was made to recruit refugee youngsters in para-military forces.A decision was also taken earlier that children would be allowed admissions in the central government schools.

India has been repeatedly clarifying that the complete PoK including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan to be an integral part of India. In a recent aggressive stance adopted by the government on this subject, India is likely to invite citizens of PoK and from Gilgit-Baltistan region to attend the next ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’.

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