Amit Shah's visit should lead to upright security environment for minorities in Kashmir: Chrungoo

Jammu, Oct 25 (KNS): Senior BJP leader and KP leader, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo has said that the visit of the Union home minister Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir at this critical time should lead to an upright security environment for minorities in Kashmir, who otherwise are the soft targets in the Valley. 

As per a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Chrungoo was speaking in a webinar on the topic of "Relevance of HM Amit Shah's visit to J&K". "He said that the prime focus of his visit remained on the security scenario of the UT. For the last one month, a number of developments in the valley have caused tremendous concern and in particular the selective killings of minorities, non-locals and targeted civilians, exodus of PM package Hindu employees and non-locals are the issues that need an urgent attention of the government and the security apparatus. There is no doubt that the security forces have done a remarkable job, but the security environment needs a serious review."

He said that the three-day visit of Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir was his first visit to the UT after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A. 

"The selective killings of minorities in the valley last year continued this year also creating a complete fear psychosis in the minds of the minority Hindu, Sikh and non-local communities. This is very serious challenge that the government is expected to face and defeat. In order to gain a superior hand, the security review was important and the Home Minister's visit is expected to bear the required results," he said. 

He said that the overwhelming declaration of the Home Minister that terrorism will be wiped out with determination and peace will be established has a lot of meaning. "In addition to this, the LG Manoj Sinha's reiteration that peace won't be purchased at any cost is a great relief. However, the parameters to judge peace would be when the minorities would be feeling safe in the valley. There is a paramount need to take utmost care of the PM Package employees and their families in Kashmir in addition to the non-migrant minorities of the valley. Their residential areas and the places of work should be provided complete and foolproof security and thus creating some semblance of a sense of security among them," Chrungoo said. (KNS)

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