Centre will provide all support to maintain peace in J&K: Rijiju

JAMMU, JUN 18: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has asserted that the Centre will provide all support to maintain peace and restore normalcy in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, adding that security cannot be compromised at any cost.
Interacting with reporters here this afternoon at the sidelines of final match of ‘Oorja’ football tournament organised by the SSB, Rijiju said, “The State Government would be provided all necessary support by the Centre to maintain peace in the Valley,”.
He said, “the strategies have to be dealt with due consultation with the elected Government in Jammu and Kashmir”, adding, “the State Government is capable of handling the situation and necessary support will be given by the Centre.
On ‘fear psychosis’ unleashed by terrorists in the Valley, the Union Minister said, “the people of Jammu and Kashmir can’t be bowed down by such terror acts.”
“Any sane person will condemn such brutal acts”, he said while condemning the killing of six police personnel in an ambush by terrorists in the Valley.
However, on the upcoming Amarnath Yatra starting from June 29, he said, “security arrangements are in place for the forthcoming annual Amaranth Yatra in tense valley and there will be no compromise on that part.”
When asked about the final match of Champion Trophy between India and Pakistan, he said, “I support India in any sport where India is playing.”
“If we have to take India forward in the world of sports, then we have to take Olympics seriously,” said the Union MoS. (AGENCIES)