Rahul Gandhi described Kashmir as India’s internal issue, slammed government over its failure to contain the unrest in Kashmir
New Delhi, July 22nd: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi once again attacked the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in particular over Kashmir unrest.
He accused the NDA government of mishandling the Kashmir issue and said that there is no need of involving a third party in discussion over controversial issue. “India is Kashmir and Kashmir is India. This is our internal matter and we don’t need any third party’s involvement in it,” Gandhi told reporters here yesterday.
After the July 10 terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag, Rahul Gandhi had singled out PM Modi’s policies and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) alliance with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the increase in terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley. He said Modi’s policies have created space for terrorists in Kashmir which is a “grave strategic blow” to India. “short-term political gain for PM Modi from PDP alliance” has cost India “massively”. Modi’s personal gain means India’s strategic loss and sacrifice of innocent Indian blood, Gandhi said.
In the other hand, Central Home Minister Rajnath Singh had hinted in June that, the government was ready to talk to anybody who wants to initiate talks. The situation in Kashmir has seen a lot of improvement and we can assure that the government will get the situation under control. Despite having a large Muslim population, ISIS has been unable to establish a hold in India. Further lauding the Centre’s governance, Singh further stated that under the Modi government, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved a lot as 368 terrorists have been neutralized since 2014.