Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed those pushing "innocent" children to violence in Kashmir, saying they will have to "answer them some day."
Seeking to strike a chord with the people, he said if any life is lost in Kashmir, whether of any youth or any securityman, "that loss is ours, of our own, of our own country".
Speaking on the uprising in Kashmir during his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Modi said: "From the interactions I had with all parties on Kashmir, one thing emerged from those, which can be put in simple words as 'Ekta' and 'Mamata'. These two things were the basic mantra."
He said all the political parties had spoken in one voice on Kashmir, sending out a "message to the world as well as separatist forces" besides conveying "our sentiments to the people of Kashmir".
At the same time, he slammed "those people who push small children to try to create unrest in Kashmir", saying "some day, they will have to give answers to these innocent children".
"This country is very big, full of diversities. To keep it united, it is the responsibility of all of us, as individual citizens, as a society and as a government, to strengthen the unity as much as we can, highlight it as much as we can. Only then can the nation achieve its bright future. I have confidence in the power of 125 crore people of the country," he said in the 23rd edition of his programme.