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VHP’s Pravin Togadia says govt should ‘carpet bomb’ Kashmir to stop militants

VHP’s Pravin Togadia urged the Modi government to crackdown on the militants who were “at war” with security forces.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2017 10:54 IST
Press Trust of India, Vadodara
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Pravin Togadia addresses a Hindu convention organised by VHP in Ahmedabad.(AP File Photo)

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Friday demanded that the government carry out “carpet bombing” in Kashmir Valley to stop the attacks on security forces by militants.

“After attacks on Army camps in Uri and Kupwara, our government should carry out carpet bombing in Kashmir Valley area to stop such attacks. The attacks on army camps and the incidents of stone-pelting should be considered as a war and the government should carpet bomb these areas,” Togadia said on the sidelines of an event in Vadodara on the occasion of Lord Parshuram Jayanti.

Togadia, the international working president of VHP, urged the government to crack down on the militants who were “at war” with security forces.

He said hostility between the civilians and army personnel was on the rise in Kashmir.

“It was time that we should not show any leniency and carpet bomb them, or else the enemy will spread to other states and talk of breaking the country into pieces,” he said.

Securitymen clashed with Kashmiri villagers who were demanding the bodies of militants killed in a gun battle after a group of militants stormed a military camp in Panzgam, Kupwara. ( AP Photo )

He demanded the review of the Rs 80,000 crore special development package for Jammu and Kashmir, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

“This money should be used for welfare of farmers in the country as the condition of farmers in several states is very bad. Farmers are holding protests seeking waiving of farm loans. They are committing suicide,” Togadia said.

First Published: Apr 29, 2017 10:48 IST