BJP to handle Kashmir with iron fist: Report

Srinagar: With two former security chiefs suggesting that the government should initiate talks to resolve the Kashmir crisis, a senior BJP leader on Thursday ruled out any dialogue as long as stone-throwing continues in the Valley, a report published by the Indian Express said on Friday.

The leader also indicated that the Centre will continue what he called its “muscular policy” until violence abates in the region, the report added.

“Those who have given us suggestions have had enough time and opportunity to implement their ideas. The governments in the past have heard them too. But what has come out of it? Have they made some changes in the situation,” asked the leader according to the report.

He was reacting to suggestions made by former NSA M K Narayanan and former R&AW chief A S Dulat who have said that the government should initiate talks with different stakeholders in the Valley, the report added.

The BJP leader, according to the report, said the policies followed by those who had taken this advice have failed.

“Now, it’s our turn to get things in order. Let us handle the issue in the way we want,” the report quoted the BJP leader as saying.

The BJP leader claimed that Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, who met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, had not advised the Central government to initiate a dialogue process, the report added.

The BJP’s line has been that the Centre and the army should tackle militants and their sponsors with utmost toughness, the report added.

“Ruling out any possibility of talks with pro-freedom camp, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, who had several rounds of discussions with ally PDP leaders, security officials and the BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, said that the stone-pelters would be dealt with deftness so that violence is put down and loss of lives is prevented,” the report said.

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