BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh on Tuesday has said the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has entered a new era, where people have started shunning guns, and terrorism and have started looking for development and progress.
According to a statement issued by the BJP’s Kashmir media cell, Chugh hailed the report of the Union Home Ministry, which said militancy incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in 2020 decreased by 63.93 per cent compared to 2019.
He said improvement in the law-and-order situation in the state was also reflected by the fact that there was also a decrease in fatalities of Special Forces personnel by 29.11 per cent and a decrease in casualties of civilians by 14.28 per cent in 2020 (up to November 15) as compared to the corresponding period a year earlier.
“There has also been a drastic decrease in stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir with an 87.13 per cent dip recorded in 2020, compared to 2019, which clearly demonstrated that the youth of Jammu and Kashmir has changed his mindset,” Chugh said.
“The youth do not want to be misled by disruptive and divisive forces anymore and would rather focus on education and employment,” he added.
Chugh said for “many decades in the past, the Abdullah and Mufti families kept playing cheap politics and deprived people of the Union Territory of development and progress. Both families deliberately misguided people and did not let the youth join the national mainstream. But now a new era has dawned on JK and it will bring smiles on the faces of the people,” he said.
He also welcomed framing of charges by the special CBI court against JKLF supremo Yaseen Malik and nine others in the 30-year-old Rubaiya Sayeed kidnapping case.