New Delhi 20 May 2018
“Don’t take the ceasefire decision in a wrong way,” Shah said while speaking at the India TV Conclave here.
“When the army or paramilitary forces take action, it is not limited to Millitants only,” he said.
At the same time he said that if militants carry out attacks, “our soldiers are free to take action”.
“This ceasefire is not for Millitants. This ceasefire is for people to discharge their religious rituals in a peaceful manner,” Shah said.
“The BJP government has taken the decision to ruthlessly uproot terrorism,” he added.
The Centre on Wednesday announced a ceasefire in the troubled state, asking security forces to halt their operations during the Ramadan to help “peace loving Muslims” observe the holy month in a peaceful environment.
Referring to the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan-administered Kashmir in 2016 following the cross-border attack on an army camp in Uri that claimed the lives of 19 Indian soldiers, the BJP President said that “had this government of India under (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi not taken the decision, the Indian Army would not have carried out surgical strikes, and the people of India could not have said with pride that our country’s soldiers cannot be played with”.
“After the surgical strike, the world’s view of India has changed,a Shah said.
“Now, the whole world accepts that after the US and Israel, if any country can take revenge against Millitants, it is India.”
“The BJP government has selectively targeted them and threw them away,” he said. ( IANS )