Prime Minster Narendra Modi said India loves the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and some people are misled into believing otherwise. He said the Centre will cooperate in giving the people the state what they want to improve their livelihoods. Further, he stated that the Centre wants to develop the state.
“Kashmir, which we give so much love to, some people there are causing it a lot of harm,” Modi said. Addressing a public rally in Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister thanked the nation and specifically the Congress for dealing with the situation following the death of Burhan Wani in a mature manner.
Modi is in Alirajpur to kick off the ‘Azadi 70 Saal-Yaad Karo Qurbani’ programme. “Many of us were born in a free India. But the freedom fighters got the honour to sacrifice their lives for the nation,” he said, speaking from the birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad, an Indian revolutionary leader, “But at least we have the honour to live for the nation, even if we didn’t get to die for its freedom.”
He also said, “The freedom that every Indian has also belongs to every Kashmiri. We want the same bright future for every youth in Kashmir.” He added that the state government and the Centre are finding a solution to all problems through development.
The Prime Minister invoked former chief minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying, “”My government believes in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s mantra of “insaniyat, jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat (humanity, democracy and Kashmiriyat). There are ways, including dialogue, to resolve issues in a democracy.”