Terrorism cannot be wiped out by killing militants: Guv

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said terrorism in Kashmir cannot be wiped out by killing militants but by bringing them back to the mainstream.

Talking of Pakistan’s role in fanning terrorism in the State, the Governor said the neighbouring country wants Jammu¬†and Kashmir to remain disturbed, but its designs keep failing as they did recently during the recent municipal polls.

“Terrorism cannot be wiped out by killing militants. More of them will keep joining terror groups. They will keep attacking police and security forces which will, in turn, fire bullets, not bouquets. And they will die in the process,” he said.

“We do not want them to die. We want them to leave the gun culture and come back to the mainstream,” he said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of a Power Department function. (AGENCIES)