Government committed to resolving Kashmir issue peacefully: PM Modi at all-party meet

New Delhi: Stressing that the government is committed to the welfare of the people in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the roots of tension in the Kashmir Valley lay in cross-border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan.

"I'm grateful to all political parties for raising concerns with regard to prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir," PM Modi said at the end of the all-party meeting today. "There cannot be any compromise on national security. But we have to win the confidence of the people in Jammu and Kashmir.”

"We are committed to a stable and peaceful solution to the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and the welfare of its people," Modi added.

Speaking to the reporters, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the prime minister has reiterated India's stand that it considered Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) a part of Jammu and Kashmir.

"PM said that the time has come for Pakistan to answer the world, on atrocities against people in Balochistan and PoK," Singh said.

With Agency inputs