Hyderabad: Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Thursday that the Centre would not tolerate terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and was fully committed in bringing peace in the valley.
“We want to end this trouble forever, what is being carried out in Kashmir by separatists, terrorists or by Pakistan. The government will not tolerate. Whoever acts against the country, we will take action against them. We will continue to give a befitting reply,” Mr Ahir said on the sidelines of the all-India conference of directors of fingerprints bureaux.
He said the government was committed to restoring peace in Kashmir. “Ensuring that the Kashmiri people lead a normal life is important,” he added. Asked about the shutdown called by some outfits in the Valley, the minister said, “Whoever gives call for a bandh, be it separatists or terrorists, we will not listen to them. We will work in the national interest. The government will ensure security of Kas-hmiri people and also the country,” he said.
Mr Ahir said security would be provided to pilgrims bound for the Amarnath Yatra. “Security forces have been deployed in large numbers and new equipment is being used while surveillance has been stepped up. Union home minister (Rajnath Singh) has spoken on this and accordingly work is underway,” he said.