J&K CM Mufti Sayeed blames ‘non state actors’ for Kathua terror attack
Mufti said that he did not join hands with BJP for power, but he wanted to change the destiny of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed on Friday held “non-state actors” responsible for terror attack at Rajbagh police station in Kathua district, saying that some forces do not want to see democracy getting stronger in Jammu Kashmir.
“Whether those who attacked the Rajbagh police station were terrorists or the fidayeens, I do not know why such incidents happen whenever there is democratic process,” he asked. “The people overwhelmingly participated in the assembly polls and we thought of a change in security scenario of the state,” he said, adding that “some forces do not want the democracy to get strengthened in the state”.
These are the same forces who are also operating in Iraq and in Syria, he said, adding that “this is not Islam as it gives a message of peace”. “It (Rajbagh terror attack) appears to be act of non-state actors,” Chief Minister said, adding that Pakistan too was facing the similar situation. “However, we will tell Pakistan to rein in these non-state actors,” he added.
Referring to his party’s ideology “Goli Se Nahin Boli Se” (not through gun, but by holding talks), Mufti said that nothing can be solved through the barrel of the gun. He also reiterated his party’s stand on initiating reconciliation process by holding external and internal dialogue with all the groups irrespective of their political ideology, adding that talks with Pakistan and also with Hurriyat Conference will bring about improvement in environment of the state.
In this context, he praised former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for initiating dialogue with Pakistan, adding that “while we cannot change neighbours, we can atleast improve our relations with them”. Mufti said that he did not join hands with BJP for power, but he wanted to change the destiny of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a complete U turn from his earlier statement crediting Pakistan and Hurriyat Conference for smooth assembly elections in the state, he expressed gratitude to the Election Commission, state administration and the people for free, fair and peaceful elections last year. Referring to the hung verdict of 2014 assembly polls, he said people voted for PDP in Valley and for BJP in Jammu. “However, these results have thrown a good opportunity to bring about improvement in environment across the state,” he added.
Source:: Indian Express