Those with guns will be given answers in same language: Dy CM

Those with guns will be given answers in same language: Dy CM

Jammu, Nov 22: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh Wednesday said that those “holding guns” will be given answers in the same language but those leaving arms will be brought back to the mainstream.
The deputy chief minister was speaking on the sidelines of a function organised by the Bikram Singh Yadgar Committee in memory of late Lt Gen Bikram Singh who was killed on November 22, 1948.
“Those holding guns will be given answers in the same language,” Singh said.
“Those who want to leave the militancy and the gun culture and have not been involved in any crime, will be brought back to the mainstream. They will be treated in the same language,” he said.
The security forces have got huge successes against militancy and separatism this year, the deputy chief minister said, adding as a result of which the situation in the Valley has improved.
Local people were now coming forward and giving information about militants, who are being eliminated on the basis of these inputs, he said.
“You have heard what the GOC (General Officer Commanding of 15 Corps) said. He said that 193 militants have been killed this year and a dozen of commander have also been killed,” Singh said.
Some of the militants have left the guns and came back to their families and family members are appealing to them to come back to their homes, he said.
Asked about his reaction on remarks made by National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, the deputy chief minister said that his “statements should not be taken seriously”.
Singh said, “It was essential that we should be regularly honouring our martyrs, who have, without caring for their precious lives, rendered the sacrifice for the cause of the nation.”
Abdullah had on November 11 said that Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) belonged to Pakistan and “this won’t change” no matter how many wars India and Pakistan fight.
Singh said that patriotism and love towards one’s country was the most “sacred feeling” and we have to ensure that it was properly propagated among the younger generation.
The deputy chief minister, while recalling the contribution of Lt Gen Bikram Singh, said that he was a “people’s general” and the masses at the grass root level had great love and regard for him which was evident from the fact that he still held in great esteem of the people from Jammu and other parts of the country as well.