Separation of J&K not acceptable: BJP

BJP on Tuesday said separation of J&K is not acceptable to the party and problems of people of the Valley can be solved within the framework of the Constitution once violence is stopped and a "positive atmosphere" is made.

Updated: Aug 17, 2010, 21:29 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said separation of J&K
is not acceptable to the party and problems of people of the
Valley can be solved within the framework of the Constitution
once violence is stopped and a "positive atmosphere" is made.

"We consider Kashmir as an inseparable part of India. Its
separation is not acceptable. We cannot compromise. Jammu and
Kashmir is an undivided part of India," BJP president Nitin
Gadkari said.

He was speaking during an interaction programme here with
Kashmiri youth and girls, comprising both Pundits and Muslims.

Gadkari said problems of the people of state can be
solved within the framework of the Constitution if the demand
of a separate state is kept aside.

"There is no problem in finding solution, whatever is
possible under the Constitution of India... and the Prime
Minister has already appealed to all of you saying that issues
can be discussed.

"... But, if you ask for a separate state, we do not
agree with it and cannot support. On this issue, our view is
that we are one. We are all Indians, he said.

However, to start peace process in the valley, a
"positive atmosphere" needs to be created, Gadkari said while
appealing to the people, particularly the youth, to "forget
past and think for a bright future."

"We need peace. If there is peace we can think positively,
may think about (the problems of the people). But, first of
all, all such activities which are encouraging violence should
be stopped. Peace is possible if we can create a positive
atmosphere," Gadkari said.

He accused Pakistan of waging a "proxy war" on India
through terrorism saying "it failed to win a straight war with
India thrice."

PTI