No immediate plan to withdraw troops from J&K: Union Minister G Kishan
Thre government has no immediate plans to withdraw troops and security forces from Jammu and Kashmir, after scrapping of Article 370, Minister of State for Home G Kishan has said.
On being asked why opposition leaders were not allowed to conduct any meetings in the state, to which he replied that government has taken precautions after seeing Pakistan’s intentions and the opposition leaders should have patience.
Pakistan is trying to provoke Kashmirs and disturb the peace so that it can go to international community so that they can complain. “Why will we withdraw troops immediately from there when Pakistan is trying to provoke” said G Kishan. He said the situation in J&K was peaceful and Home Minister Amit Shah was regularly monitored the situation.
“Pakistan would like to see peace disturbed in J&K to tell the world that the government of India’s decisions vis-a-vis the state are wrong. There is a lot of time. You can go to Jammu and Kashmir… Hold peace for some days. Let’s see Pakistan’s problem now. After that, Rahul Gandhi can hold any number of meetings. Who is saying no? Have patience,” he said.
“This is not new. We took some decisions like imposing restrictions as a precautionary measure, keeping in view Pakistan’s attempts to provoke and conspire to somehow disturb law and order in Jammu and Kashmir. Certainly not to inconvenience people,” he told reporters.
Reddy said that abolishment of Article 370 has a number of benefits such as implementation of the Constitution and reservations for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes coming into force in the state.