Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said time has come to put final nail in the coffin of terrorism.
“Time has come when all of us will have to work together to cement peace. Within a year from now, we will put the last nail in the coffin of terrorism and make peace a permanent feature in J&K,” the LG said addressing a gathering at SKICC.
He said that without peace, there can be no development in any part of the world. “Some people are wearing dark glasses and can’t see development taking place in J&K. Union Minister is on record in the parliament that 1 Crore tourists visited J&K this year. Srinagar airport saw 110 flights operating in a day while 44 flights operated from Jammu airport against the previous record of six flights a day,” he said.
The LG said that work on two AIIMS, Medical Colleges, Cancer hospital are in full swing. “Next year, Kashmir will be connected with the Kanyakumari through train,” he said.
The LG said that J&K has been the crown of India but some elements hatched conspiracies to destabilize the region and foment trouble.
“We are committed to restore the last glory of the region. Today, in Pulwama, 10,000 youth are holding tri-colour in their hands. Same is the case with Shopian district and other districts of Kashmir. There is no coercion. J&K has been the crown of India and we are working in that direction to restore its old glory. Some people are not able to see the change. In Pulwama, 10,000 youth with Tiranga in arms shouting Bharat Mata ki Jai, in Shopian and other districts. This is happening without any coercion and by the will of youth,” he said.
Sinha said that not a single civilian was killed in security force’s firing in the last three years. “We are following the policy of don’t touch innocent and don’t leave the culprit,” he said.
The LG said youth in Kashmir have changed. “Those who used to hold stones are now participating in peace-building,” he said.
The LG e-inaugurated various projects on the occasion of Azadi Ka Maha Utsav—commemoration of 75 years of India’s Independence.