Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said that the time has come to push the last nail in the coffin of militancy in J-K within a year from now to make peace a permanent feature of the region.
“Time has come when all of us will have to work together to cement peace. Within a year from now, we will push the last nail in the coffin of militancy and make peace a permanent feature of J-K,” the LG said addressing a gathering at SKICC on the banks of world famous Dal lake here, as per a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
He said government forces are working day in and out to cement peace in J-K.
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, as per KNO.
The LG said that work on two AIIMS, medical colleges, and a 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 restoring the last glory of the region. Today, in Pulwama, 10,000 youth are holding tri-color in their hands. The same is the case with the Shopian district and other districts of Kashmir. This is happening without any coercion and by the will of youth,” he said.
Sinha said that not a single civilian was killed in the government 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 the youth in Kashmir has changed. “Those who would hold stones in their hands are today participating in peace-building,” he said.
He e-inaugurated various projects on the occasion of Azadi Ka Maha Utsav— a commemoration of 75 years of India’s Independence. (KNO)