No talks with Pak till militancy ceases: BJP

State BJP Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi addressing a press conference at Jammu on Tuesday.
State BJP Chief Spokesperson Sunil Sethi addressing a press conference at Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 13: State BJP has rejected the idea of immediately initiating dialogue with Pakistan for resolution of Kashmir issue and said that talks with the hostile country were not possible at this stage.
“Amidst the sound of bullets and spilled blood, certain class is advocating for the talks between Pakistan and India and saying that India must take forward step for talks, which is not suitable at the time when Pakistan is openly supporting militant attacks in the State, said BJP State Chief Spokesperson, Advocate Sunil Sethi, while talking to media persons, here today.
He said that the whole Nation stands with the security forces and talks at this time with the rogue State will only serve to down the morale of Indian security agencies. He further said that the talks with Pakistan on any matter and at any time are totally the matter of concern for Central Government with no scope of interference by any other.
“And this can only be considered, if it will be, when Pakistan pulls back its hand from supporting the subversive acts in the region and environment is conducive for the matter on the Parliamentary Resolution”, he added while maintaining that the Parliamentary Resolution clearly states that there is only single issue which is to be considered and discussed at any forum with Pakistan and that is regarding the taking back “Possession of Pakistan occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK)” from the clutches of Pakistan.
Sunil Sethi also criticized Akbar Lone for hailing Pakistan in the Legislative Assembly. “This is an extremely serious matter, as not only due to his anti-national utterance but due to a bid to divide the population,” Sethi said. Emphasizing   that the Speaker should have taken action on the erring MLA, Sunil Sethi demanded that the Speaker should refer the matter to privilege committee as this is clearly the matter of breach in privilege of the House. He added that the Speaker can also debar the member, till the report of committee is out. “Akbar Lone has insulted the whole Muslim community and tried to put question mark on their nationalism,” he added.