No power can stop KPs from returning to Kashmir: Rajnath
Mangaluru, Jan 27: No power can now stop
Kashmiri Pandits from going back to Kashmir, defence minister Rajnath Singh
said on Monday, forcefully defending the NDA government’s decision to
reorganize Jammu and Kashmir and abrogating its special status under Article
In an address at a rally, the defence
minister also sent a strong message to Pakistan and said India will not let
anyone live in peace if it is harmed.
“We will not touch anyone, but if
someone bothers us, then we are not going to let them live in peace,” he
Referring to the exodus of a large number
of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in the late 1990s at the height of
militancy, Singh said no power now can stop them from returning to their homes.
On the Citizenship Amendment Act, the
minister said it is not a law to hurt the sentiments of any religion but to
give relief to victims of religious persecution.
“Mahatma Gandhi had told Nehru to give
citizenship to minorities like Hindus and Sikhs if they come to India and Prime
Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled that vision by bringing in the law,” Singh
On several non-BJP states refusing to
implement the CAA, the defence minister said it it is a central law and
everyone should follow it.
Accusing the Congress of misleading people
on the issue, he said the party should not forget its duty towards the nation
just because it is in opposition.