You are here: Home » News-IANS » Kashmir
Business Standard

Terrorism main cause of Valley unrest, says Paswan

IANS  |  Jammu 

Terrorism in the main cause of the ongoing unrest in the Valley, Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday.

"Terrorism is the main cause of the ongoing unrest in While we are pained to see that innocent youth are killed after they are threatened by terrorists to throw stones at the security forces, it should be left to the army and the state government to deal with the situation," he told reporters here.

Noting that many people who had till now been living in the Valley are going to other places to live a peaceful life, Paswan said that all problems in Kashmir would end once terrorism ended.

The Minister also criticised the separatist leaders for their treatment of some members of the all party delegation who had tried to call on them.

Replying a question on holding talks with the separatists, Paswan said the separatists will have to first accept that talks would be held within the ambit of the Indian Constitution.

"Till the time you (separatists) raise Pro-Pakistani slogans and their flags, there is no point holding talks," he said.

On the controversy raised by the opposition on the surgical strikes by the Indian army, Paswan said after Uri terror attack, the opposition had been ridiculing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and when time came to praise him, the opposition was feeling shy of doing so.

He said the army should be left out of politics and it should be given a free hand in dealing with terrorism.



(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 20:18 IST