Ferozepur (Punjab): Pakistan-based agencies
are fomenting trouble in Kashmir under a well-crafted strategy
supported by local separatists, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley
These agencies are instigating people leading to creation
of a turbulent atmosphere in the Valley, he told reporters
"All this is being done under a well-planned strategy
supported by local separatists," Jaitley said.
Slamming the ruling NC-Congress government in Jammu and
Kashmir, he alleged it had failed to manage law and order
"which is going from bad to worse".
"The government should have taken all possible steps to
restore and win confidence of the people," he said.
On yesterday`s all-party meeting in Srinagar, Jaitley
said his party is ready to support all those initiatives aimed
at restoring normalcy in the state.
The meeting was convened by beleaguered Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah to de-escalate tension in the Valley.
The meet had called for an independent inquiry into the
death of civilians but the BJP was not a party to this demand.
Jaitley said conducting probes into actions of security
forces is not a good move, adding instead, the parties should
have focused on measures against separatists and local leaders
stoking tension in Kashmir.
On the main opposition PDP staying away from the meeting, he
said it should have participated in the deliberations as it
was an old Congress ally.
Besides, the issue related to national integrity and
peace in the state which, Jaitley said, is above partisan
He said the UPA government should take up with Pakistan
the issue of misuse of its soil for terror activities in India
in right earnest during the upcoming talks.