Prime News, National (Srinagar), Oct 26:- The Modi government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terror, and while the situation has improved a lot in Jammu and Kashmir, “we should not be satisfied till total peace is achieved”, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday.
Shah, who extended his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, stayed for the night at the CRPF Campus in Lethpora in Pulwama where a suicide car bomb attack by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists in February 2019 had left 40 paramilitary personnel dead.
“I want to spend one night with you people and understand your problems,” Shah said addressing the security personnel at the CRPF campus, adding it was his “most important” engagement during his visit to the Union territory.
Shah said that the law and order situation has improved a lot in Jammu and Kashmir, adding that he was hopeful “we will be able to realise a peaceful Jammu and Kashmir as envisaged by Prime Minister Modi during our lifetime”.
“Stone-pelting incidents are only seen when we try to look for them. There was a time when stone pelting was common in Kashmir. Such incidents have decreased to a huge extent. But, I want to say that there is no need to be satisfied,” Shah said.
“Narendra Modi government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism. We cannot bear it. It is against humanity. It should be our priority to save the people of Kashmir from the persons who are linked to this heinous crime against humanity,” he said.
The Home Minister expressed his gratitude to the CRPF and other security forces for ensuring that there was no bloodshed after Article 370 was revoked in August 2019.
“There are many changes that are happening on the development front, in infrastructure, industrial and education sectors because the Army and CRPF are ensuring that all sinister designs are defeated,” Shah said.
He said when Articles 370 and 35A were revoked, there were many apprehensions that “there would be a huge reaction”. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).