Will Not Buy Peace In J&K, Will Establish It: LG

Jammu- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the government is committed to establishing peace in Jammu and Kashmir instead of the ”past practice of buying it”.

He said the security forces have gained the upper hand in countering militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and are working to destroy the “terror ecosystem” in the Union Territory.

”We will not buy peace. We will establish peace (in Jammu and Kashmir)”, Sinha told reporters at the Raj Bhawan.

Sinha, who was replying to a question about an environment of fear being created in Kashmir by selective killings by militants, said the ”intention of our administration is very clear that not to buy peace but establish it”.

”The era has gone when peace was being bought in Jammu and Kashmir. We will establish it. We want to destroy ecosystem of terrorism from its roots”, he added.

The LG further maintained that it may take time but the government will destroy the “terror ecosystem”.

”The security forces have the upper hand (over militants). This is an accepted fact. Our security forces have been able to break their (militants) backbone”, he said.

Sinha said that militants are attacking soft targets out of frustration, but it is being taken care of.

He cautioned that such incidents can occur in future as well.

‘PM Will Lead J&K Into New Era Of Development’

Sinha said that Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s April 24 visit to Jammu and Kashmir will be marked with a ground breaking ceremony of Rs 38,082 crore industrial development proposals in the presence of eminent industrialists of the country and abroad.

LG said that the visit is historic and unprecedented, where the PM will address the people of J&K along with all the Gram Sabhas across the country.

“On the occasion of the National Panchayati Raj Day, Prime Minister will lead J&K into a new era of development. Ground breaking ceremony of Rs 38,082 crore Industrial Development proposals will be held in the presence of eminent industrialists of the country and abroad,” Sinha said.

He said over four lakh direct-indirect employment opportunities would be generated in different sectors.

To double the power generation capacity in next four years in J&K, the LG said that the PM will lay the foundation stone of 850 MW Ratle Power Project and 540 MW Kwar Hydro Project, besides the foundation stone for five Expressways, and the inauguration of the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel.

“As many as 100 Jan Aushadhi Kendras will also be dedicated to the public and award money will be distributed to all the Panchayats of the country with just one click by the Prime Minister,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, around one lakh people are expected to participate in this mega event in which the PM will interact with the Sarpanchs, Panchs and people invited from across the UT.

The spokesperson said that the LG also stated that the benefits of Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigrani and various other schemes are reaching the people across the UT.
“We aim to establish the best healthcare system based on people’s feedback,” Sinha, as per the spokesperson said on the Health sector.

The LG, he said, also expressed gratitude to PM and Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh, for choosing J&K to celebrate the National Panchayati Raj Day, 2022.

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