Shah priority for Kashmir peace
Jammu & Kashmir

Shah priority for Kashmir peace


The Union Home Minister, Mr.  Amit Shah, has  said that ensuring peace in Jammu and Kashmir  was the Centre's top priority  and assured that results on ground would be seen in the next month.

Mr. Shah said the Centre would act tough against terror funding and there would be more raids by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the state.

'He (Mr. Shah) told us peace was his priority. He said he had passed strict instructions to the officers to ensure peace. You will see results in next one month... a lot of difference will be seen on the ground,'said a senior BJP leader after a meeting with Mr. Shah.

Around 40 BJP leaders, including state party president, Mr. Ravinder Raina, and former ministers, met the Home Minister at SKICC on the banks of the Dal Lake on the concluding day of Mr. Shah’s two-day Kashmir visit.

He  said they raised several issues ranging from drug menace to militancy in the Jammu region’s Kishtwar district. 'We pointed to several things like rise in drug menace that is one of the reasons for youth taking up militancy. There was also a demand for strict action against militancy in Kishtwar. We feel a lot has been done to tackle militancy in Kashmir and the same approach should be adopted in Kishtwar. Other issues were raised too, but the main focus of the meeting remained on development.'