Swamy made the comments at a function of a Hindi magazine, which is close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
Mumbai: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy on Sunday called for “President’s Rule” in Jammu and Kashmir to deal with the growing threat of terrorist organisation ISIS’s influence in the Kashmir Valley.
“The possibility of ISIS involvement in Kashmir is a serious issue that we need to deal with an iron hand. They have reportedly said that ‘Hindustan’ (India) is our incomplete history. This outfit has launched its propaganda in Kashmir (and) we need to eliminate (it),” said Mr Swamy. Mr Swamy made the comments at a function of a Hindi magazine, which is close to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
He also said, “We must take the help of United States and Israel. The US has the advanced weapons and Israel has intelligence. With the involvement of ISIS in Kashmir, this is no more a problem between merely India and Pakistan.”
The BJP leader suggested that one crore retired army men should be given permission to settle down in the Valley with all necessary assistance to bring normalcy there. Mr Swamy said, “Imposing President’s Rule is necessary to solve the Kashmir issue. I don’t think that until and unless (Jammu and Kashmir chief minister) Mehbooba (Mufti) is there, she would be in (a) position to take a hard stance to find permanent solution. She may be having some limitations. Therefore, I think that imposing the President’s Rule is also necessary and the Army be given six months to deal with the anti-social elements.”
Mr Swamy also reiterated that India needs to strengthen its stand over the Kashmir issue and hoped that the Narendra Modi government would take every possible step to “recover every inch of the land of Kashmir,” including even those in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
Mr Swamy said that the way people of the J&K came out and took part in the last election, despite separatists making all possible attempts to thwart the democratic process in the Valley, indicates that the public wants peace, prosperity and development.