Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said Pakistan was instigating the youth of Jammu and Kashmir against India.
Addressing the annual conference of the DGPs and IGPs in Madhya Pradesh, Singh said Pakistan’s “encouragement to the separatist anti-India sentiment in Jammu and Kashmir often lead to law and order problems,” according to news agency PTI.
“Terror infrastructure in the form of training camps, launch pads and communication stations continue to exist in Pakistan” and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), he said.
He said Pakistan is leaving “no stone unturned to provide all help, including finance, to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and that youths of the state are being instigated against India,” PTI quoted sources privy to the home minister’s speech as saying.
Highlighting the appointment of a representative for initiating dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir, he said it was a matter of satisfaction that security forces have been successful in tackling the situation in the state to a great extent.
The home minister said there has been a slight increase in communal violence in the country and asked the top police officers to take strong action wherever such incidents and desecration of religious sites take place.
The home minister said the violence perpetrated by Naxals have come down to a great extent and assured that the government would encourage the surrender policy for Naxals in the coming days.
Referring to the Northeast, Singh said insurgency has come down in the region but camps and hideouts of underground outfits in Myanmar was a matter of concern.
The conference of the DGPs and IGPs is an annual affair, where senior police officers of the states and Centre meet and discuss issues.
The Modi government has been organising the conference outside the national capital since it came to power in 2014.
The last three conferences were held in Guwahati, Rann of Kutch and Hyderabad.