Srinagar, Jan 07: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday claimed “Pakistan was leaving no stone unturned to instigate the youths of Jammu and Kashmir against India.”
He also asked India’s top police brass to take strong action in cases of riots and desecration of religious places.
Addressing the annual conference of the DGPs and IGPs in Tekanpur, Singh claimed “terror infrastructure in the form of training camps, launch pads and communication stations continued to exist in Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).”
He also claimed the neighbouring country was leaving no stone unturned to provide all help, including financial, to “militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and that youths of the state were being instigated against India”, people aware of home minister’s speech said.
Singh said “Pakistan’s encouragement to the separatist anti-India sentiment in Jammu and Kashmir often led to law and order problems.”
Highlighting the appointment of a representative for initiating dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir, he said it was a matter of satisfaction that security forces were successful in tackling the situation in the state to a great extent.
The home minister said the violence perpetrated by Naxals had come down to a great extent and assured that the government would encourage surrender policy for Naxals in the coming days. Referring to the north-east, Singh said insurgency had come down in the region but camps and hideouts of underground outfits in Myanmar was a matter of concern.
The home minister said there was a slight increase in communal violence in the country and asked the top police officers to take strong action wherever such incidents and desecration of religious sites take place.
Singh also talked about growing incidents of cyber crime, use of Internet and social media by anti-social elements to create tension in the society and asked police officers to be vigilant.