Threat among people of Kashmir compelling them not to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ needs to be eliminated, says Advisor Farooq Khan

“Slogan ‘Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas, Sab Ka Vishwas’ will be implemented on ground in letter and spirit”

Jammu: The newly appointed Advisor to the JK Governor, Farooq Khan on Monday said that threat among the people of Kashmir was compelling them not to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, which needs to be eliminated.

While addressing a gathering during the reception function at Jammu Airport said that “we need to put an end to the threat looming among people of Kashmir that compels them not to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. We need to encourage them (Kashmiris) so that they will deal with the militants themselves without having security forces on their back.”

He further said that Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits and the government was taking every possible step to ensure their return.

“The slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas and Sab Ka Vishwas’ will be implemented on the ground in letter and spirit. Some people claim that this is a political slogan but in actuality it is an assurance from the PM Modi regarding the development and upliftment of all sections of society,” he added.

Khan further stated that Kashmir is equally important as Jammu for him.

“My maternal house is in Kashmir and due to insurgency; people of Kashmir have suffered a lot including their property,” he said.

However, he added that those who tried to wedge the gap between the Government of India and Kashmiris have been failed by the government. He added there are few more things that need to be done in this regard so that the “alienation among the people will come to an end”.

Khan further added that he will work tirelessly and will try to come up to the expectations of people.

About drug menace in Jammu and Kashmir, Advisor Farooq Khan said that both Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing such menace, which needs to be curbed.

“Even when I was far away from Jammu and Kashmir, I was concerned about such menace in Jammu and Kashmir. I believe drug menace is more dangerous than terrorism. I have always acted tough against the offenders and will take every possible step to put an end to drug menace in the State,” he added.


(With inputs from KNS)

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