Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
May 25, Thursday 2017 5:52 PM       

       HEADLINES: Yuva Morcha-YC clash in front of Secretariat                                              Pinarayi is people-friendly CM: Vellapally                                              CPM is not enemy of Congress: Chennithala                                              BJP may make Gangeshananda CM if they come to power: Kodiyeri                                              'India's daughter' returns home from Pakistan                                              Bail granted to five accused in coal case against Jindal                                              Fadnavis' helicopter crash lands, CM safe                                              Babri case: Additional charges against L K Advani                                              Govt plans to declare 100 yoga parks across country                                              Suspected Manchester bomber's father, brother held in Libya                                              UN rejects Pak claim that Indian troops targeted UN vehicle near LoC                                              Trump admin proposes $800 mn coalition support for Pak                                              Ashwin wins International Cricketer of the Year award                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: ATM refill staff shot at, Rs 19 lakh looted in Rohini  
       Army will give adequate response to border violations: Jaitley
 
         Posted on :23:43:39 May 19, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:23:43:39 May 19, 2017
         Tags: Army will give adequate response to border vi
 
Srinagar: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said Indian forces will give "adequate response" to any form of ceasefire violation on the border.
 
After a visit to the Line of Control (LoC), he said Indian Army is fully prepared to foil any form of infiltration bid. For those perpetuating violence from within, he said such people will be dealt with.
 
He also said that investigation is on into the incident of the army allegedly tying a man to the front of a jeep as a human shield, but went on to add that the Army was interested in saving the lives of both the people who had come to vote and a large crowd of protesters.
 
Priority right now, he said, is to restore normalcy.
 
"I did visit the LoC. I would compliment the Indian army for the level of preparedness and enthusiasm. Our soldiers are fully confident that they would not allow any form of infiltration to take place," he told reporters here.
 
To a question on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, while he was briefing the media on tax rates fixed under Goods and Services Tax (GST), Jaitley said: "If there is any effort and any form of ceasefire violation our soldiers will give an adequate response to that." 
 
He said terrorism and militancy are aimed both against the Indian state, its sovereignty and also against the people of Jammu and Kashmir and it is local people, alongside security personnel, who are losing their lives.
 
"And, therefore, those who have taken on to violence of this magnitude will certainly be accountable for their actions," he said.
 
Jaitley, who is also finance minister, said it was known that Hyurriat and other militant organisations were being "funded from across the border".
 
"They were funded to create unrest, they were funded to burn schools, they were funded to kill people and destroy public property. So their actions were a conspiracy against not only Indian state but also the average resident of Kashmir valley," he said.
 
Those killing people have to be treated as a serious insurgency problem and dealt with accordingly, he said.
 
He said the aspirations of the people have to be addressed but that can be done only when there is peace in the state.
 
"You can't have the energy of the state involved in combating violence in various places. The resources which are meant for the economic development of people are today being used essentially for security. And who is to be blamed for unleashing that era of violence?," he asked.
 
On the issue of Army allegedly seizing a 24-year old shawl weaver on April 9 and strapping him to the front of their vehicle, Jaitley said the matter is being investigated.
 
"Let us not forget that the army is a responsible institution and the army was also interested in saving the life of various people who were both involved in election process as also the large crowd of protesters who had gathered there," he said.
 
Priority at the moment, he said, is to restore normalcy.
 
"There is a section which will have to be dealt with by security measures and that there is a section which will have to be dealt with by citizen sentiment. And that is what we are trying to do.
A A
       INDIA
Next Article: ATM refill staff shot at, Rs 19 lakh looted in Rohini
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Over 3,000 Tamil Nadu mosques to get free rice during Ramzan  
Govt plans to declare 100 yoga parks across country  
PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam on Friday  
Hemkund Sahib opens after winter closure  
Babri case: Additional charges against L K Advani  
Bengaluru: Malayalee and three Pak nationals with fake IDs detained  
Dog named Trump kidnapped in north Delhi  
Mumbai: Man beaten to death over suspicion of mobile theft  
Babri case: Advani asked to appear before CBI court on May 30  
Fadnavis' helicopter crash lands, CM safe  
Bail granted to five accused in coal case against Jindal  
'India's daughter' returns home from Pakistan  
Army free to take decisions in Jammu, says Jaitley  
UK terror attack: Prez for intensifying fight against terrorism  
Elderly man burnt to death in house fire  
Chandraswami cremated, with little fanfare and no VIPs  
Miraculous escape for man as car falls off bridge  
Sixth accused in Babri Masjid case gets bail  
PAF jets fly near Siachen, Indian air space not violated says IAF  
Modi announces ex gratia Rs 2 lakh for Uttarakhand victims  
Five youths drown in river in UP  
Pak court allows Indian woman to return home  
One killed in fresh violence in UP after Mayawati’s rally  
Bengal CPM seeks third term for Yechury  
Water tanker scam: Kapil Mishra quizzed by ACB  
 
Do you support girl's action against 'Swami', who allegedley abused her?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy