Jitrendra Singh terms Kashmir mainstream politicians ‘apologists’

Speaking to media on the sidelines of a youth congregation here, Singh said he was particularly appalled when, yesterday, soon after the ruthless killing of three SPOs, some of the Kashmir politicians, albeit claiming to be from the mainstream, instead of denouncing this act, found it more appropriate to accuse the forces and the government for anti-militancy operations.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Sep 23 2018 12:08AM | Updated Date: Sep 23 2018 12:08AM
Jitrendra Singh terms Kashmir mainstream politicians ‘apologists’File Photo

Hitting out at Kashmir mainstream politicians, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said “these Kashmir apologists are often found speaking like Pakistani spokespersons”.

Speaking to media on the sidelines of a youth congregation here, Singh said he was particularly appalled when, yesterday, soon after the ruthless killing of three SPOs, some of the Kashmir politicians, albeit claiming to be from the mainstream, instead of denouncing this act, found it more appropriate to accuse the forces and the government for anti-militancy operations.

“Does this amount to suggesting that instead of combating and fighting against militants, the Indian security personnel and the Government of India should, instead, be kneeling down before the militants and seeking their goodwill so that they do not get provoked and resort to killing of soldiers and civilians,” he said.

“…What would be the response of these protagonists if one of them suddenly happens to be confronted with an attack with the showering of bullets and hurling of bombs. Will, in that case these apologist activists still show the courage of conviction and neither retaliate nor fight back in self-defence, and instead, applaud the attack on them so that they do not provoke the militant , even if they have to lose their lives,” he said.

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