Mumbai: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to chair the all-party meeting on August 12 regarding the Kashmir unrest, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called on all parties display ‘political maturity’ to stay united in a time of crisis.
Speaking to ANI here, BJP leader Shaina NC said that the only agenda on hand at the moment is nationalism and safeguarding national interests.
“The issue of Kashmir is an internal matter of India and Indians. The Prime Minister has asked for this meeting on August 12 and I hope every party will show the political maturity to stay united at a time of crisis, to realise that the only agenda is nationalism and safeguarding national interests in every nook and corner of India,” Shaina said.
Lauding Home Minister Rajnath Singh for taking a tough stand on Pakistan regarding Kashmir, she added that she had full faith in him and Prime Minister to come up with a logical solution to Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
“Rajnath Singh ji is clearly a patriotic Home Minister who has only one agenda, which is to secure every nook and corner of this country. Now if PoK is an area of contention, it’s an area of discussion too and I’m sure we will come up with a logical solution and the Prime Minister in collusion with the Home Minister has only one agenda and it is to safeguard every single territory of Indian soil,” she said.
Earlier, Rajnath Singh accused Pakistan of being fully responsible behind the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the security forces, and lashed out at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying that no power in the world can wrest Kashmir from India.
Addressing the Rajya Sabha regarding the state of violence in the Valley, Rajnath said that the unrest was sponsored by Pakistan and that they were to be blamed entirely for the tense situation, adding that separatist leaders were fanning the flames by trying to spread an atmosphere of fear.
Asserting that the entire nation stood in solidarity with the people of the Valley, the Home Minister added that Kashmir remains an integral part of India and will not be separated at any cost.
“Two weeks ago, Nawaz Sharif said that he is waiting for Kashmir to be handed over to Pakistan, he even wrote to UN Secretary General regarding this. I want to assert that no power in the world can wrest Kashmir from us. And if at all they want to have a dialogue with us, then we are ready. But it will be about Pakistan occupied Kashmir, not Kashmir,” he said.
The Opposition earlier came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing the concerns of the Kashmiris in Parliament.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad yesterday said there is murder of humanity and democracy in Kashmir and called for integration of hearts for an amicable solution to the crisis. (ANI)