Establishment of peace is incidental to elimination of terrorism: Chrungoo

State spokesperson of BJP, Ashwani Kumar, addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Friday. -Excelsior/Shakeel
State spokesperson of BJP, Ashwani Kumar, addressing a press conference in Srinagar on Friday. -Excelsior/Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, July 12: BJP State spokesperson for Kashmir Affairs, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo today said that the primary objective of his party in Kashmir remains peace but the same is incidental to elimination of terrorism. The spree of death and destruction has to end and the cross border terrorism has to come to an end which is mandatory for restoration of peace, Chrungoo told reporters at Srinagar, today.
Pakistan needs to mend its ways and requires to be seen as a State seriously involved in finishing terrorism, Chrungoo said. It will also have to come up to its promise that ‘’it will not allow its land and the land under its control to be used against India’’.
Maintaining that terror and talks can’t go together, he said the “zero tolerance against terror and corruption” is the guiding principle of governance of the Modi regime. Some headlines like ”we want Kashmiri Pandits to be part of our voice” are, making rounds for some days. It becomes important to clarify that the kinds of expose made by the NIA have revealed the real faces of the separatist elements in Kashmir. These elements are cautioned not to dream of any kind of bonhomie with the KPs in context of the so-called voice of Kashmir, Chrungoo added.
Though KPs need no certificate from anyone regarding their commitment to the nation, yet it needs to be made clear that the so-called voice of Kashmir as propounded by the Hurriyat is simply a facade and KPs have nothing to do with it, he said . Kashmir was, is and will remain an integral part of India. Any attempt to hoodwink a few KPs in this regard by the Hurriyat suggests that in desperation the conglomerate is playing a double game.
Asking the nationalist forces to remain vigilant, he said any exploitation of the displaced Pandits in this regard will not be permitted. Hurriyat is also cautioned to keep off its hands with regard to KPs and in case it is so serious about the issue of Kashmir, it needs to bring Kashmiri society out of the quagmire of seven decades of fraud and deceit, shun violence and work for peace, persuade the terror elements to surrender and present themselves to the law of the land, work towards elimination of drug menace, radicalisation of society and extremism in Kashmir and support in making people aware about the futility of death, destruction and mayhem introduced in 1989-90 by the vested interests in Kashmir.
Others present in press conference included Manzoor Bhat, incharge IT & Media Cell, Kashmir, Vijay Raina, Sarpanch and Salinder Singh, office secretary.


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