JK resolution has to be achieved politically: Singh

JK resolution has to be achieved politically: Singh

He said if BJP were to form a government there, that would be the first step towards securing a resolution of Kashmir issue.

Union minister of state for external affairs, V K Singh Friday said a resolution in Jammu and Kashmir has to be achieved politically.

“Main handling (in JK) has to be done politically,” Singh told reporters here on the sidelines of India Today summit.

He said if BJP were to form a government there, that would be the first step towards securing a resolution of Kashmir issue.

"Resolution is not just military. There are a large number of inputs which have to go into it. The main handling has to be political, administrative and governance-based. All these are combined if you actually carry out conflict resolution," he said.

"Much more effort is needed. First step would be that we (BJP) form a government there (JK) so that we can take the governance mechanism forward. Let’s see how things turn out," he said.

Singh said there is a "large section" among Muslims which does not feel that BJP is a Hindutva party even though a false picture has been painted vis-a-vis the outfit.

The minister of state for external affairs also said that terrorism has no religion, caste or language and should not become any basis on which communities are segregated.

"If people have been shown a demon for 60 years, a false picture has been painted, obviously that picture does not go away and, therefore, you find there are some who feel BJP is a Hindutva kind of party.

"But a large section of our Muslim population does not feel that," Singh said here at the ‘India Today Global Roundtable’.