A day after BJP broke its alliance with PDP in J&K , party general secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday said that the saffron party will not show any “mercy” to terrorists.
“There will be no mercy for terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir,” BJP’s J&K in-charge Ram Madhav stated his party’s policy for the state while speaking to Times Now.
- Saffron party will not show any “mercy” to terrorists, Ram madhav.
- Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, had objected to the government’s initiative to curb terrorism this way.
- Muscular security policy will not work in J&K, reconciliation is key,” Mufti.
The “no mercy” strategy for combating terrorism in the Valley came even as leaders of the two main political parties in J&K, PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti and NC’s Omar Abdullah, had objected to the government’s pursual of a “muscular” approach to tackle terrorism in the state. “We had always said muscular security policy will not work in J&K, reconciliation is key,” Mufti said yesterday in an address to the media following her resignation from the post of chief minister.
Abdullah too was perceptive of Centre’s aggressive face in J&K.In reply to a tweet, Abdullah attributed the rise in violence in the last one year to the “muscular government” headed by the BJP-PDP alliance. “The failure of its policies is the joint failure of the PDP and the BJP. Neither one can absolve themselves of blame,” he wrote.
Madhav also clarified that his party is not looking for an early poll in the state where governor’s rule came into effect earlier today after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval for the same.
Madhav was speaking a day after BJP announced that it will no longer be a part of the alliance leading to the collapse of the three-year-old government in the state.
He also cited PDP’s demand to extend the Ramzan ceasefire as one of the reasons which led to the collapse of the alliance. In May, the central government had announced a unilateral ceasefire for the holy month of Ramzan.
The BJP general secretary also cited the assassination of Rising Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari calling it the “last straw” which lead to the breakup of the alliance. Bukhari was assassinated on June 14 by terrorists outside his office in Srinagar. As per TOI