The situation in J&K is rapidly returning to normal, militancy in its final stages: Union Minister Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is rapidly returning to normal as the three-decade-old militancy is in its final stages. Talking to reporters in Kathua district on the sidelines of a function, he said the killing of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat by terrorists in Budgam district of the Valley cannot be justified.
“It is a big loss and the gap created by his departure cannot be filled,” the Union minister said. The Minister of State in the PMO said that adequate assistance is available to the Jammu and Kashmir administration from the Central Government, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“We were in Srinagar and saw a boom in tourism. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is fast returning to normal, but there are some people and elements who believe that their politics will be affected and hence they are directly or indirectly involved in such acts. Singh alleged. He said politicians had given statements regarding Bhat’s killing in the last two days, but did not name Pakistan or terrorists even once.
“Those who are hesitant to call a terrorist a terrorist, should not talk of high moral ground. This means they are deceiving themselves and the public as well,” the minister said. Courage is needed to invoke terror and this is the strength of our society, he added. I am sure this is the last phase of terrorism in J&K. Asked about the security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra, Singh said the Union Home Ministry is planning in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
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