Kashmir unrest: JD(U) flays Jaitley's remarks, questions Centre's inaction

| Updated: Aug 22, 2016 13:55 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Monday downplayed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's remarks on the ongoing Kashmir unrest that Pakistan was "using new methods" to incite violence in the Valley, saying if the government knows the fact why does not it identify wilful defaulters and put them behind bars. "If the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is aware of Pakistan's strategy, then why it is not taking action to pacify the situation in Kashmir," JD(U) leader Ajay Alok sought to know. "I would like to ask Jailtleyji if you know Pakistan's strategy, then why you are not acting against it. Why don't you indentify the culprits and take action against them, arrest them and put them behind bars," Alok asked, while speaking to ANI. Addressing the BJP's 'Tiranga Yatra' in Jammu on Sunday, Jaitley said India's unity has been challenged and the forces behind it need to be defeated. He said a new serious situation has arisen as Pakistan and various other forces are involved in the violence, and the people of Jammu and Kashmir should once again jointly fight against this aggression. Speaking on the occasion, Minster of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr. Jitendra Singh also held Pakistan responsible for the prevailing unrest in the Valley. (ANI)