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On radio, PM hits out at those pushing J&K kids into violence

28 August, 2016 4:33 PM
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PM Narendra Modi criticised on Sunday those pushing “innocent” children into violence and creating unrest in Jammu & Kashmir and said such people will have to answer to them some day.

NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi criticised on Sunday those pushing "innocent" children into violence and creating unrest in Jammu & Kashmir and said such people will have to answer to them some day. At the same time, he sought to strike a chord with the people of the valley, saying "ekta" (unity) and "mamata" (love) were the basic mantras for addressing the problems there.

Speaking on the unrest in J&K in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', the prime minister said if any life was lost in the valley, whether of any youth or any security official, "that loss is ours, of our own, of our own country".

"From the interactions I had with all parties on Kashmir, one thing emerged from those, which can be put in simple words as 'ekta' and 'mamata'. These two things were the basic mantra," he said.

His remarks come amid a growing assessment in the government that the situation in J&K has begun to stabilise, leading to the plan to send an allparty delegation to the troubled state being expedited. The decision to send the delegation soon, as early as within a week, was taken in a meeting at the residence of home minister Rajnath Singh.

However, the final decision on sending the delegation will be taken with the consent of J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti as she will have to do the groundwork for the meetings between the visiting team and the locals.

Joining Congress, JD (U) member K C Tyagi said, "Every political party supports the PM if any initiative is taken. He tried to normalise the relationship with Pakistan. Tell me the name of one political party that opposed him. He has not done anything... to ensure peace in Kashmir."

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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