Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday squarely blamed Pakistan for the present unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
“There can be no denying the fact that our neighbour (Pakistan) is singularly responsible for the present deterioration of the situation in the state,” Singh said while replying to a short duration discussion in the Lok Sabha that had been taken up on Wednesday.
The “terrorism” that India is witnessing today is “Pakistan sponsored”, he said adding, that it was “created in the name of religion”.
“However, Pakistan has failed to keep itself united,” he said.
Singh denied that forces were harsh while controlling protesting mobs in the Valley and hastened to add that personally he would always favour that minimum force is used to maintain control.
The minister admitted, “there could be some aberrations” in the form of high handedness by forces.
2015 Kashmir Despatch