NEW DELHI, Sept 11: In very strong words, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today hit out at anti-India activism in the garb of so- called intellectualism and said that India of 2019 is not ready to accept it or live with it.
During an elaborate public interaction at a national TV Conclave organized to observe the 100 days of the Modi Government 2.0, Dr Jitendra Singh also took on certain sections of media, which give undue attention to such self-styled activists who sustain themselves behind the mask of intellectual pretensions. While such activists neither have a public following nor mandate nor any representative character, they manage to keep themselves in the news on certain TV channels, and these TV channels are in turn hungry to build up a subject for the evening debate.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, much harm has been done to the cause of Kashmir by the so-called Kashmir experts, many of whom reside outside Jammu & Kashmir, but manage to write a book, become TV penalists and later also possible claimants for appointment as a Governor in Jammu & Kashmir. He said, a greater service to the cause of Kashmir can be rendered by ignoring such self-styled activists and allowing them to fade out in natural course.
Responding to negative reactions in a part of foreign media, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this no longer carries any weightage because over the last five years, the entire world is constrained to come round to India’s viewpoint as far as Kashmir is concerned and the role of Pakistan in perpetuating terrorism is concerned. The single most important credit for this, he said, goes to the personal foreign outreach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, the so-called Kashmiri political leaders have done the maximum harm to their own Kashmiri masses for whom they masquerade as protagonists. The abrogation of Article 370 and the sequence of events that followed, has exposed these self-centric Kashmiri leaders, he added.