NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said bullets or abuses will not resolve the Kashmir issue.
Addressing the nation on the 71st Independence Day from the historic Red Fort, he asserted that his government is committed to restoring the lost glory of Kashmir and its status as ‘heaven on earth.’
“Na gaali se samasya sulajhne wali hai, na goli se, samasya suljhegi har Kashmiri ko gale lagane se [Kashmir problem cannot be resolved by either bullets or by abuses. It can be resolved by embracing all Kashmiris],” Modi said in his fourth Independence Day speech.
He said only a “handful of separatists” were resorting to different tactics to create problems in the State and asserted that there will be no soft approach towards ‘terrorism’.
The government is committed to make Kashmir a paradise once again, Modi asserted.