Kozhikoe | While politicians speak, military shows bravery; we are proud of our army, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says over Uri attack.
Modi also said that when Mahatma Gandhi was leading the freedom movement and whenever it attained speed, he would direct that for constructive works in the society.
“We all — the army should carry out its responsibility, we in the government should fulfill our duties and the citizens should provide constructive contribution with the feeling of nationalism — then the nation will definitely touch new heights,” he said.
In his 35-minute broadcast, the Prime Minister also wanted to specially “speak” to the people of Kashmir.
“The people of Kashmir have started to understand the anti-national forces clearly. And as the reality is dawning on them, they have started distancing themselves from such forces and have started walking on the path of peace,” he said.
He said it is the desire of all parents that schools and colleges in Kashmir started working properly and farmers there want that their produce should reach the markets of the country.
“Economic activity should take place properly. Since last few days, business activities have started,” he said.
“We all know that peace, unity and harmony are the ways to solve our problems and also to ensure our progress and development. For our future generations, we have to cross new heights of development,” the Prime Minister said, adding “I am confident that we will resolve all issues together through discussions, will find ways and jointly lay the track for the future generations of Kashmir.”
Emphasising that security of common people of Kashmir is the responsibility of the government, he said, “to maintain law and order, the authorities have to take some steps,” an apparent reference to the tough measures taken in the Valley to deal with stone-pelters that has led to casualties.
At the same time, he said he wanted to tell the security forces that “the capabilities, the power, the laws, the rules” which they have should be used properly as these are for maintaining law and order and to ensure peaceful living of the people of Kashmir.