Hyderabad, Jun 21: The Government of India (GoI) will not tolerate militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and is ‘committed’ in bringing peace in the Valley, Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said on Thursday.
The Minister of State for Home said, “We want to end this trouble forever, what is being carried out in Kashmir by separatists, militants or by Pakistan, the government will not tolerate (it).”
Speaking on the sidelines of an event in the city after participating in the All India Conference of Directors of Fingerprints Bureaux, Ahir said, “the government will not hesitate in taking action against militants. Whoever acts against the country, we will take action against them… We will continue to give a befitting reply,” he said.
“The government is committed to restore peace in Kashmir…ensuring Kashmiri people lead a normal life was important,” said the minister.
Asked about the shutdown call reportedly given by some outfits in the Valley, Ahir said, “Whoever gives call for a bandh, be it separatists or militants, we will not listen to them. We will work in national interest.”
The government will ensure security of Kashmiri people and also the country, he said.
Commenting on the Amarnath Yatra, Ahir said proper security would be provided to the pilgrims.
“Forces have been deployed in large numbers and new equipment is being used while surveillance has been stepped up. Union Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) has spoken on this and accordingly work is underway,” he said.