Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the all party meeting that was called following the tensions in the Kashmir valley, asserted that “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is ours”. This was an hour meeting which included all the major political parties of the country.
“There cannot be any compromise on national security, but we have to win the confidence of the people in Jammu and Kashmir,” the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi in his speech further blamed the terrorism over the world and especially in the neighboring country for the tensions and unrest in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He said, “Pakistan must also be exposed globally for atrocities in PoK and Baluchistan.”
He said the “foreign ministry should get in touch with expats from PoK living in various parts of the world, gather information from them on the pitiable condition in the region and let the global community know about it.”
Today’s all party meeting was conducted inorder to discuss the situations prevailing in the Kashmir Valley after the killing of the Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The meeting was focused at finding a solution to put an end to the unrest in the valley and stop the violence and clashes that are continuously erupting since his killing on July 8th, 2016. The reports so far say that more than 50 people have died in the clashes between the security forces and the protesters and around 5000 people have been injured. Not only this, these clashes have shut down the government and private institutions, offices, banks, post offices, transportation and schools and colleges which has further affected the daily lives of thousands of residents of the state.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke first for the Congress, saying the “Centre must show it is a caring government.”
The government said, “The government would consider all of the suggestions made by the opposition, including sending an all-party delegation to Kashmir after the situation on the ground improves.”
“We will be satisfied only when the ground situation improves and the government takes steps,” said the Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad, who had criticized PM Modi for making his first comments on the Kashmir crisis at a rally in Madhya Pradesh and not in parliament.
PM Modi said, “”We all are committed to the national sentiment that there cannot be any compromise with the country’s integrity.We are ready to address the grievances of all sections under the Constitution.”