BJP to help Omar to bring normalcy in Kashmir

The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir today said it has assured all help to Omar Abdullah government to bring peace in the Valley.

Updated: Jul 14, 2010, 21:35 PM IST

Jammu: The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir today
said it has assured all help to Omar Abdullah government to
bring peace in the Valley provided it does nothing to
demoralise the security forces and gives them a free hand to
tackle the situation.

"We have assured all possible help to Omar`s government
in bringing normalcy in valley provided no step is taken to
demoralise the security forces and they are given free hand to
tackle the situation with iron hand", Pradesh BJP President
Shamsher singh Manhas told reporters here.

On his return after attending the all-party meeting
convened by the Chief Minister in Srinagar, Manhas said if the
government is sincere in bringing about peace in Kashmir, it
will have to change its policy of appeasement and send out a
clear signal that no one indulging in separatist and
anti-national activities will be spared.

The party impressed upon the Chief Minister that as the
head of a democratically elected government, he should take
appropriate steps under the Constitution against a handful of
separatist leaders, who have been misleading the people at the
behest of the diktats of their masters sitting across the
border, he said.

"Instead of putting them in jails, they are being
treated as VVIPS and sometimes even if they are put under
house arrest, it is assumed that this is drama to keep them in
news", he said.

The government must take stern action against them when
it has enough proof that these people preach sedition, provoke
people to raise anti-India slogans and instigate the youth to
indulge in stone pelting on police and security forces, Manhas
said.

BJP has assured its support to the chief minister
in forming all-party peace committees in the Valley to
persuade the misguided youth to quit the path they are
treading and prevail upon their parents to ensure that their
children are kept away from such activities, he said.

The party also raised the issue of creating more job
avenues for the youth by setting up big industrial projects
like a rail coach factory in the state, Manhas said.

"We were assured by the Union minister for New and
Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah and Pradesh Congress
Committee President Saifuddin Soz at the meeting that the
issue would be taken up seriously with the central
government," he said.

-PTI