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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

New Delhi, Aug 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said in an all-party meeting that the roots of tension in the Kashmir Valley lay in cross-border terrorism, that is sponsored by Pakistan.

“Terrorism is the basis of tension in Kashmir and it is being supported by a neighbour,” Modi told an all-party meeting convened to find ways to defuse tension in the Kashmir Valley.


Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters that the PM urged the participants at the meeting to “expose Pakistan’s atrocities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Balochistan,” mentioned IANS.

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According to Financial Express report, Modi has made it very clear that India will stay negative on Pakistan’s interference in India’s internal affairs. India will expose the atrocities carried out by Pakistan in Balochistan and Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) regions if such situation arises in future.


Curfew in Kashmir. Image Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

He further suggested that people living in the PoK areas and Balochistan should be asked about the crimes or terror-related incidents in their areas so that Pakistan can be exposed to the world, Singh said while sharing important points of PM Modi’s speech at the meeting.

Leaders from all parties were informed to do the necessary to bring back harmony and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. Centre has provided Rs 80,000 crore package for the state’s development and Sigh further mentioned that the amount has been forwarded to the state government and the remaining amount will be cleared by the Finance Ministry soon, mentioned Financial Express report.

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Apart from this, to provide employment to the youths in the state, the Central Government is conducting a huge recruitment drive for armed forces.

Modi has clearly stated that the needs and grievances of people from all sections in Jammu and Kashmir will be addressed but not at the cost of Nation’s integrity. The main reason behind unrest in Kashmir is Pakistan support to cross-border terrorism.

– prepared by NewsGram Team

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