Union minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said separatist leaders of Kashmir Valley faced threat from Pakistan which might attack them to blame it on India.
The union minister said that the unrest in Kashmir was first such turmoil in the world in which number of the civilians injured are more or less equal to those in security forces and policemen, media reported.
It clearly shows how much restraint the security personnel exercised.
Singh added that as soon as the situation improves, there is a need to engage with the youth of the state.
Addressing a function organised by Sanjeevni Sharda Kendra, Singh said: “We keep blaming Mehbooba (Mufti, Chief Minister), but miss the sight of those forces engaged in it. Pakistan and separatists are threat.”
“Pakistan is not only threat to us but also to separatists as well. Separatists have no threat from us (India) but from Pakistan,” he said.
Clarifying on why security protection is given by government, the Union Minister said ” Pakistan backed people will kill them blame us (India)”.
“What has happened to Moulvi Farooq… What has happened to Abdul Gani Lone… They have fear and threat from their own people,” Singh said.
The Union Minister further said that Pakistan has a threat from Pakistan itself. “See what is happening in Peshswar…What is happening in Balochistan.”
“Pakistani is trying to engineer terrorism selectively. These forces who have upped its ante fear from their own people. We have to prepare ourselves,” he said.