Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired an all party meeting to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir which had witnessed violent protests following the killing of militant Burhan Wani in which scores of people were killed and injured. “Like every Indian, I'm also deeply pained by the recent incidents that have taken place in Jammu & Kashmir, PM Modi said at the all party meeting.
He said every Kashmiri wants peace and has faith in democracy but at the same time the government must ensure there is no compromise on national security. “This is why, despite warnings from some separatists elements, people of J&K showed their faith in democratic principles during polls," he said. “It is responsibility of every Govt to maintain law and order. There cannot be any compromise on national security," he added.
PM Modi favoured a dialogue with the people of the state in order to "win over their confidence". He said that his government is committed to a stable and peaceful solution to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a stern message to Islamabad, PM Modi said the time has come for Pakistan to answer the world on atrocities against the people in Balochistan and PoK. He said that PoK is part of Jammu and Kashmir. During the discussion, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “When we were in power we tried to find solution to the Kashmir issue but we did not fully succeed."
Sitaram Yechury of CPI said, “Start the dialogue process with all stakeholders. We've done it in the past and we've to do it again." “We have suggested that the Govt must start dialogue process with all stakeholders," D Raja of CPI said, adding, “PM Modi also said that there will be no compromise on our national security." “Govt has to take confidence building measures,announce stoppage of pellet guns use,announce AFSPA to be withdrawn from the civilian areas," he said.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that PM has said the time has come for Pakistan to answer the world on atrocities against the people in Balochistan and PoK.