Pakistan should control terrorism if it wants peace and reconciliation, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed today said, while terming the terror attacks in Kathua and Samba as a “conspiracy” to derail the peace process.
Condemning the terror attacks, he said the people of the state have a strong resolve and some terrorist attacks will not deter them.
“If they (Pakistan) wants peace, reconciliation, Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, its establishment must control them (terrorism),” he told the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after opposition created a ruckus demanding adjournment of the question hour.
Expressing hope that peace would return to Jammu and Kashmir soon, he said, “People of Jammu and Kashmir have given a mandate. My suggestion is to introduce a resolution to condemn such attacks.
“The peace that was witnessed by the state after 2003, similar peace will return to Jammu and Kashmir, same peace will be restored and the forces which are doing this (such attacks) that we should send a message from the House ...Pakistan is also a victim and their Prime Minister says he cannot do anything to control this,” he said.
“We have a strong will, a strong resolve to control to fight terrorism, if they want peace then they have to control them,” he said.
He said during the tenure of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf “peace prevailed” on both sides of the border and Line of Control.
The Chief Minister again termed the terrorists from across the border as “non-state actors” and asked, “Who were the people who attacked churches in Karachi, who launched attacks in Peshawar, who is Lakhvi.”