Rajasthan MP MLA
|Union Cabinet||State Cabinet|
राजस्थान एमपी एमएलए
Muscular, militaristic approach has failed in J&K: P. Chidambaram.and Kapil Sibal
8 Jan, 2018
number of civilians and terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir had
almost doubled from 28 to 57 and from 110 to 218 from 2014 to 2017
respectively. Attacking the Modi government, Congress leader P.
Chidambaram, on Sunday, said the current dispensationís Kashmir policy,
especially its "hard, muscular, militaristic" approach had failed to end
militancy in the troubled state, said on Sunday "It was claimed that the
hard, muscular, militaristic approach will put an end to infiltration
and militancy. Has it?" the former Home Minister tweeted. Chidambaram
quoted statistics to say that the number of civilians and terrorists
killed in Jammu and Kashmir had almost doubled from 28 to 57 and from
110 to 218 from 2014 to 2017 respectively. The number of security forces
killed had also shot up from 47 to 83 in this period. "If you are one of
those who had thought that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach of
the government should be given a chance ... you may change your view,"
Chidambaram said. The Congress leader said that wisdom lay in actively
working towards a political solution to the issues of Jammu and Kashmir,
where a separatist campaign raging since 1989 has claimed thousands of
lives. "Both AB Vajpayee and Manmohan Singh will be remembered for the
diligent efforts to find a solution to the issue."