Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir State Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday said that the Indian army is giving an unnecessary response to the Pakistan which is “frustrated” as the country is incapable in pushing infiltrators.
Malik while expressing happiness over the successful process of Panchayat elections in the state said that despite continuous processes by Pakistan to disseminate peace here, the valley is in complete peace.
“Our forces are responding appropriately to any provocation but the news does not come here. Pakistan is frustrated because it is not able to push infiltrators. It (Pakistan) was against the Panchayat polls and is unhappy over its successful conclusion,” Malik told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
Speaking on an event to pay tributes to the slain Army Major and a Soldier in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district on Friday, the governor said such acts demonstrate Pakistan’s frustration.
“Frustrated Salahuddin (Supremo of Hizbul Mujahideen in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) asked militants to do something but they failed as the forces with the help of people, who are supporting us, foiled their plans. There is complete peace in the valley,” he added.
On the resignation of IAS officer Shah Faisal and his plan to join politics, the governor said had Faisal continued in government service it would have been good as he had taken the oath of service. However, the governor wished Faisal well.
(Inputs from (PTI)