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Situation in Kashmir will soon return to normal: MoS Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday hoped that the situation in the troubled Kashmir Valley will soon return to normal as the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government are moving forward in the right direction with “absolute” coordination.

The Valley has been witnessing unrest for the last 49 days following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani on July 8.

“There is absolute coordination between the Centre and the state and therefore, we are moving in the right direction. I am sure very soon things will return to normal in the Valley,” the Minister of State, Prime Minister Office, told reporters.

Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, had earlier said that a common man in the streets of Srinagar does not approve of violence but there are a handful of people sponsored by foreign agencies who are triggering violence in the state.

As many as 68 people, including two police personnel, have been killed and several thousands injured since July 9.

‘Pakistan’s role in J&K violence stands exposed’

Speaking about any possibility of a dialogue with Pakistan, he said the “government can’t talk to perpetrators of terrorism.”

Accusing Pakistan of promoting terrorism in Kashmir, he said: “I think we are very clear that it is mischief perpetuated promoted and sponsored by Pakistan and India is out to defeat this design.”

The minister in-charge of PMO said: “If Pakistan continues to remain in denial mode, the harm would come to Pakistan itself because the perpetrators of terrorism cannot escape the effects of terrorism for long.”

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said time and again that there can’t be any compromise on terrorism but no harm should come to any innocent person, particularly children and youth.

Hoping the unrest in the valley will end soon, he backed the security forces and said the government “has full faith in them and their actions.