Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday has accused and blamed the Centre government, claiming that the Kashmir crisis has not been resolved and there is no peace in Kashmir despite the abrogation of Article 370. Kashmiri Pandits and their lives are in danger.
He said that the problem of Kashmiri Pandits is not going to end with issues like reading Hanuman Chalisa or loudspeakers. If this problem is to be eradicated then tough decisions have to be taken. Now this problem is not limited only to Kashmiri Pandits but it is becoming a problem of all the people.
The Shiv Sena leader further said that if Kashmiri Pandits are not safe even after the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, then whose responsibility is it. The Centre should take a tough decision to end this atmosphere being created in Jammu and Kashmir. Raut also questioned the Centre's strategy to corner Pakistan for such an incident. Raut said that do not point fingers at Pakistan, but see what you can do for Kashmiri Pandits.
Sanjay Raut said that the person who was killed in Kashmir was a government employee and was working in an office but was brutally murdered. He further said “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are very emotional about Kashmiri Pandits. There were talks about their return to the Valley. Don't know about them. How many are there who have returned? But those who were already are not being allowed to live and are being killed. The Home Minister needs to think very seriously on this. The killing of a young Kashmiri Pandit is painful."
BJP J&K leader Kavinder Gupta condemned the killing of Bhat and said that the security forces want to change their strategy according to the changing strategy of Pakistan. Terrorists who target people now wear normal clothes.
Gupta said, “I express my condolences to the family of the deceased. This is an unfortunate incident that should not have happened. The administration should consider the targeted killing of the Kashmiri Pandit community. Security forces have worked and in the last one and a half years have killed around 500 terrorists.