Srinagar: Terming the Kashmir issue lingering since decades, BJP President Amit Shah Sunday said problem in Kashmir was not widespread but centered around just “three and a half districts”.
While addressing an Aaj Tak Editors round-table on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s completion of three years in office, Shah said the BJP government has made every effort to establish peace for the Kashmir over the past few weeks.
“The problem in Kashmir is a problem of three and a half districts,” Shah said, apparently referring to two south Kashmir districts and Srinagar.
Shah said the Kashmir issue was not just six months old but has been lingering on since decades. “We are maintaining strict vigil on Kashmir. Don’t see the past six months, you have to see Kashmir from 1989 to 2017. There are many such spells of three months, six months, one year, where such incidents have occurred, security forces have got the situation in control,” he is quoted to have said.
Expressing confidence that security forces will bring the situation under control, he said “We are formulating a course of action, give us some time.”
This statement of Shah is similar to one made by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that “only handful of people (5 percent) are protesting on streets.”