Kashmir unrest: It’s battle between separatists and country, says Arun Jaitley


Ahead of monsoon session of Parliament, The government on Monday said the bloodshed in Kashmir was between the country and the separatists and that clashes fleeted from across the border will not be tolerated.

While participating in a short discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the situation in Kashmir Violence, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that “The battle in Jammu and Kashmir is between the separatists and the country. In the fight against separatism, people of Kashmir are with the country.”

When asked by the Congress as to why “extra force” was used in which more than 40 people were killed and thousands wounded, Jaitley lamented that “We are pained by every injury that a Kashmiri suffers. The security forces controlled the situation.”

The minister also appealed to all the parties to speak in one voice and “help restore peace” in the Valley.

“We do not want people to get hurt. The youth of the Valley have joined the civil services and they participate in the mainstream as well. In this scenario, the violence inspired from across the border will not be tolerated,” Jaitley said.

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Wefornews Bureau

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