Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday said that India’s surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) has shown the world its new policy (neeti) and tradition (reeti) in tackling terrorism.
“I assure all the youths of Jammu and Kashmir and the country that the government will give befitting response (‘muhtod jawab’) to every terrorist. We will break the backbone of terror in the state,” he said addressing a function in Srinagar.
Paying homage to those killed while fighting terrorists, including Nazir Ahmed Wani and Aurangzeb from Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said heroes are those who live to fulfill dreams and the biggest cowards are the ones who kill others’ dreams.
“Today the whole country is angry to see the killings of innocent and armless Kashmiri youths. (These Kashmiri boys are targeted) because these youths want to live and fulfill their dreams. But they are targeted by terrorism. This is the truth of terrorism here,” he said, adding the Indian government will fight terrorism with all its might.
PM Modi assured all that his government will follow the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s dream of peaceful and prosperous Kashmir with the motto of “sabka saath, sabka vikaas” (collective efforts, inclusive growth). “We will keep making all the efforts (in realising this dream),” the prime minister said.
PM Modi laid foundation stones of various development work in Srinagar region worth Rs 7,000 crore. He also inaugurated a rural Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in Bandipore.