Talks, terrorism and ceasefire violations can't go together: Nirmal Singh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 30, 2014 21:50 IST

Endorsing the stand taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election campaign committee chairman and national executive member Nirmal Singh on Saturday said that continuing talks amid intrusions, ceasefire violations and firing on civilians in the border areas render the entire exercise non-serious and cannot yield any fruits or lead to peace.

Singh while addressing the media persons along with state general secretaries Bali Bhagat and Kavinder Gupta said that Pakistan has violated the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration as its soil is still being used as training and launching pads for terror activities against India and it is also indulging in unprovoked firing on the border.

Singh also took the state chief minister and the leaders of the National Conference, Congress and People's Democratic Party to task for trying to dilute India's sovereignty over Jammu and Kashmir and putting a question mark over J&K being a part of India by taking the line of Pakistan, Hurriyat Conference and other separatist organisations.

He added these parties have used the constitutional forum of J&K and the state legislative council against the sovereignty of India. Their mindset also indicates that they are working on the hidden agenda of Pakistan and want to create state within state. All such people who are involved in this treasonous crime against the nation should be booked under seditious charges and put behind the bars, he maintained.

Nirmal Singh expressed surprise over the total silence on part of the state chief minister Omar Abdullah on the plight of thousands of displaced families from border areas of the Jammu region.

He said the bias and apathy of the CM for the Jammu region and its people is clear from the fact that Omar neither has time to visit the affected families nor he convened any emergency meeting to access the situation and plan the relief operation.

Nirmal Singh said that the raking up the issue of continuing talks with Pakistan is also an attempt by the frustrated NC, Congress and PDP leaders to mislead the people of Kashmir for vote bank politics as people of all the three regions of the state are realising the futility of their politics and are coming more and more closer to the BJP and supporting it to achieve the Mission 44+.

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