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Only love can resolve Kashmir’s problems, says Modi in Independence Day speech

The Prime Minister said the separatist campaign in the state cannot be resolved by “gaali se” (abuse) or “goli se” (bullet) but by embracing every Kashmiri.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2017 09:09 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
         

Only love and not bullets or abuse can help resolve the dragging problem in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

“We are committed for the development of Jammu and Kashmir and this is also the resolve of every Indian,” the Prime Minister said in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort here.

Modi said the separatist campaign in the state cannot be resolved by “gaali se” (abuse) or “goli se” (bullet) but by embracing every Kashmiri.

But Modi made it clear that there would be no let up while dealing with the separatists.

At the same, he appealed to the terrorists to join the mainstream. “You have every right to make your voices heard in Indian democracy.”

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 09:07 IST

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