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PM Modi should use brain rather than lip-service on Kashmir issue: JD (U)

Updated: Aug 10, 2016 13:09 IST

Patna, Aug. 10 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his assertion over the ongoing violence in the Kashmir valley, Janata Dal United JD (U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said the former should use his brain instead of lip-service on the issue, and added he failed to refer about the Kashmiri Pandits.

Kumar expressed disappointment that Prime Minister Modi did not talk about the issue of Kashmiri Pandits in while addressing a public rally after unveiling a statue of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad at his birthplace in Alirajpur.

"If front of whom is Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his pain? You have the responsibility to rule the country. It was you who made promises before the Kashmiris. We were expecting that while talking about freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad, he would also talk about the pain of Kashmiri Pandits. But the pain of Kashmiri Pandits wasn't mentioned, which is an issue of grave concern," Kumar told ANI.

Kumar insisted that Prime Minister Modi should address the Kashmir issue taking the parliament and all the parties in confidence.

"Modi should use his brains instead of lip-service on the issue on Kashmir. Take the parliament in confidence; take the confidence of all the parties. Because the government is led by you, you are running the government there. If the situation has been hampered then taking the moral responsibility Modi should try to better the situation there," he added.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday broke his silence on the ongoing violence in the Kashmir valley following the encounter of Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and said that a handful of misguided people are hurting the great tradition of Kashmir and appealed to the youth to join him in fulfilling the dream of making the place the world's paradise.

"A handful of misguided people are hurting the great tradition of Kashmir. I appeal to the Kashmiri youth come along, we will together realise the dream of making Kashmir the paradise of the world. We give so much love to Kashmir, while some people are causing it a lot of harm," he said.

The Prime Minister further said the Centre as well as the BJP-PDP coalition government under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is making all efforts to solve the problems of Kashmir through development. (ANI)