Jammu & Kashmir

Statehood to be restored only when selective killings stop in Kashmir: BJP

An armed forces personnel stands near Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Bandipora: Bharatiya Janta Party’s General Secretary for Jammu and Kashmir Ashok Koul on Monday said statehood will be restored when selective killings stop in Kashmir, and a common Kashmiri moves freely without any fear.

Taking to media persons in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, Koul said that once the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve and the selective killings will come to an end beside a common Kashmiri will move freely here, the statehood would be restored.

Prime Minister and Home Minister of India have also assured that the statehood will be restored in JK while BJP party is also in support of the demand, he said.

Asked about the delimitation process, before March, he said that the commission will submit its report soon under which the 90 seats will be distributed in JK after which polls will be held.

About civilians killing, he said that in selective killing, the BJP leaders are being killed, while the non-Muslims are also on target. “We are against it as no religion allows to do the same.” (KNO)


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