NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi in his speech on Kashmir unrest said that ‘Humanity, Kashmir and Democracy will never be hurt’
“Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and jamooriyat will not be allowed to be tarnished. Is ko chot nahin pahuchane di jayegi. Jamooriyat ka rasta hai, baat-chit ka rasta hai” the PM said in his comments on the violence that followed the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.
“Whatever Kashmiris want for betterment of their livelihood, the Centre will help. We want development for Jammu and Kashmir. Be it the J&K government under Mehbooba Mufti or the central government, we are confident of finding solution to all problems through development,” he said in a rally at Bhabhra, the birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad.
“I especially urge the youth of Kashmir to come forward and let all of us together make Kashmir a paradise on earth,” Modi said.
The PM seems to have taken note to voices pointing to alienation of people in J&K when he said, “Kashmir should have the same freedom that every Indian experiences. We want to find solutions to all problems by treading the path of development.”
The PM did make it clear that he saw a role of instigators in the violence, saying stones had been put in the hands of youth and there were persons who were on the path to destruction. “Some people will make political capital but what will happen to our innocent and gullible children,” he asked.
Reacting to the PM’s speech, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted “Finally”, adding five exclamation marks.
The PM said “All political parties want peace in Kashmir.Even today all parties speak in one voice on Kashmir. This is India’s strength.”