Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Wednesday that Union Home Minister Amit Shah advocated this Talking to the youth of the valleyBut rejected the idea of talking to Pakistan to establish peace in the region.
Sinha, in an interview with News18, reiterated the Home Minister’s stand against negotiating with neighboring Pakistan as a solution to end terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. “Amit Shah made it clear in his recent visit to the Valley that we will not talk to Pakistan, but to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. We want to establish lasting peace in the region.”
Expressing his condolences to the families who lost their kin in the recent incidents of killing of migrants in J&K, he told News18, “There have been some unfortunate incidents. Every death is bad for us. Our aim is to ensure that there is no murder. The administration is very clear about its role. We will not interfere in the working of law and will use whatever powers the police have to take appropriate action.
The LG further stated that the perpetrators of these cold-blooded murders “may hide in deep holes but they will be found and destroyed”.
On his first visit to the Valley since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, Home Minister Shah asked officials to focus on “ending terrorism” or “taking transfer”. “Don’t worry about welfare…what we will see (if) you work on eliminating terrorism. We have zero tolerance for terrorism in the Valley,” a senior J&K official quoted Shah as saying. Said to.
Shah’s direct message came during a meeting held on Saturday last week to review the security situation in the Union Territory. It was attended by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary, DGP Kashmir, IG Kashmir, Intelligence Bureau and RAW chiefs and Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, the official told News18. The four-day visit of the Home Minister comes amid recent attacks on civilians in the Valley.
Further, he said that those who are afraid should not work in Kashmir and instead take good postings, the official told News18.
“Staying here, they should not oblige us,” Shah said. The source said Shah’s message was loud and clear that those who are unwilling to work in J&K should leave immediately.