New Delhi: Don’t forget about people of Jammu while discussing problems in Kashmir where a battle is raging between nationalism and separatism, a BJP MP told Parliament on Wednesday.
Shamsher Singh Manhas, from Jammu, was aghast over why “everyone is speaking about Kashmir and not Jammu”.
More than 55 people have been killed in the valley in the unrest that broke out after security forces killed a rebel commander. The violence has left thousands injured.
“The region has 55 percent of population in the state. Some seven lakh educated youth are employed. They could have also picked the gun. They could have also shouted for freedom,” he said, adding the people in Jammu “have always believed in democracy”.
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But in the Kashmir Valley, “it is a battle between nationalism and separatism”. “People in Kashmir are following separatist dictates,” he said.
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