Union Finance minister, Arun Jaitley on Monday while answering the debate on Kashmir situation in Rajya Sabha said that there is a battle in between country and separatists in Kashmir.
Below are the highlights of Jaitley’s address in the Rajya Sabha:
“Important to unanimously appeal to youth in Kashmir to not join any protests so security personnel aren’t forced to take action.
When thousands turned against police and Army, they had to retort.
Stone pelting in recent years has been painted as civil disobedience by some.
Terrorism will never be a fruit for you. Global appetite against terror is at its peak. So separatists changed the strategy.
When Pakistan realised it couldn’t win through conventional wars, it took help of militants.
The reason of situation is not coalition or TV debates, but because Pakistan never reconciled to the idea that Kashmir as integral part of India.
To fight separatists, national parties have to align with mainstream Kashmir parties.
The election results dictated the BJP-PDP alliance.
The battle is between country and separatists in Kashmir.
To think this violence is a backlash of BJP-PDP coalition government, is politics.
There are times when we should rise above political differences for the nation.”