New Delhi, June 2: Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that over 600 terrorists had been killed because of the government’s actions on the anti-terrorism front. Talking to a news agency, Singh said, “ The decisive actions that the government has taken… 600 terrorists have been killed during the period, and this is much higher than the number of militants killed during the UPA-I and UPA-II (governments). Terrorism in the Valley is in its last stage.”
He also said that the Government of India will take a decision which will be in the interest of the country. Singh also added that the neighbouring country has suffered due to the decisive action by India and now the issue of cross-border terrorism will be dealt on the military and diplomatic fronts. (ALSO READ: Pak Rangers Pleaded to Stop Firing Across International Border: BSF)
On the truce announced before Ramzan, he said it was a “conditional ceasefire and to that extent, the government stands vindicated”. He said that the government has been endeavouring to resolve issues with Pakistan both at the diplomatic and military levels. The Modi government has taken bold decisions such as demonetisation and implementing the GST for the development of the country, the MoS said. (ALSO READ: J&K: BSF Troops Destroy Pakistani Bunkers Along International Border; Release Video)
On talks with separatist, the Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister’s Office said, “Everybody is welcome to talk. Nobody has said that we are going to send an invitation to the separatists. Anybody (any Indian citizen) is welcome to meet me.” Jitendra Singh said he had met 45 delegations in Jammu and 70-75 in Srinagar. “Nobody has been barred from coming and meeting me,” he said.
He said Union Minister Rajnath Singh has also said that anybody is welcome to meet him. He reaffirmed the Centre’s commitment to pay special attention to Jammu and Kashmir
“The Central government has taken a number of initiatives to address the problems of border people, including compensation and relief to the victims of Pakistani shelling,” said Jitendra Singh.
It is to be noted that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir next week to review security situation after unilateral Ramadan ceasefire announced by the government. According to sources, Singh will be on a two-day visit to the State.