Says no looking back of Vajapyee’s dream of prosperous Kashmir, will ensure return of KP’s with dignity
Srinagar, February 03: Not even mentioning a word about having a dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said while following Vajpayee’s dream of a prosperous Kashmir by breaking the back bone of militancy to make the Valley a peaceful and prosperous region.
“We will tackle every terrorist in a befitting way. We will break the backbone of terror in Jammu and Kashmir and fight it with all our might,” Prime Minister Modi, according to KNO, said addressing a function at SKICC here.
“The surgical strike has already conveyed to the world India’s policy and we will break the back of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Youth in Kashmir are seeking peace but they are being pushed to militancy.”
Modi said that there is no going back on that dream of peaceful and prosperous Kashmir. “We will do everything that is required for that.” Prime Minister Modi paid his respects to Aurangzeb and Nazir Ahmad Wani, two soldiers who were killed in two separate incidents.
He said they were heroes who gave their life for the peace and for “national unity.” They were given highest awards posthumously and the Prime Minister said the youth are looking towards them as their heroes.
“I pay my tribute to martyr Nazir Ahmad Wani and all other brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves to protect the nation and maintain peace.” Prime Minister said. “Nazir Ahmad Wani was awarded Ashoka Chakra. Youth like him show the youth of J&K and the entire country to live for the nation.”
Talking about the migrant Kashmiri Pandits, Prime Minister said that Kashmiryat suggests that they must return with dignity to the places where they owned their homes, their lands and where the memories of their ancestors are.
With the help of the state government, Modi said, they are building transit accommodations at Vessu (Qazigund), Singh Pora (Pattan) as he laid the foundation stones for two clusters of flats in Ganderbal and Bandipore.
“We will have to provide the shelter to anybody who is willing to return home,” Modi said. He said under the package that he announced earlier, some people have been given jobs.
Prime Minister was happy that the state government held elections in which the people reposed their trust in the democracy despite threats. He said people in huge numbers participated in the polls.
Modi also complimented the state for emerging the first state in India where open defecation is over and where all households are electrified and where every village gets tapped water.
He mentioned the power sector in which efforts are being made to improve the generation and the transmission. “The water on which we have a right was flowing down uselessly,” Prime Minister said. “Now every drop of it will be used for the benefit of the state and various power projects have started.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of a major transit accommodation for the Kashmir Pandits who are serving in Kashmir. This is part of the Prime Minister’s Special Package that he had earlier announced under which 6000 Kashmiri Pandits were accommodated in the state government.
The major accommodation will be set up at Wandhama where 192 flats are being constructed. Another block will be in Bandipore where 480 flats will be set up. A total of 600 flats are being set up at a cost of Rs 920 crore. Every flat will have a bedroom, a living room and kitchen covering a total of 601.25 sq ft.
Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated an 85-seater Rural BPO that was set up in Bandipore. Officials at the inauguration claimed it will get jobs for 300 people and train 600 youth in a year. The film that was shown on the occasion, however, said it will create 215 jobs.