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‘Tiranga Yatra' aimed at liberating Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: BJP

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi August 13, 2016 18:22 IST
India TV Politics Desk

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ initiated by the party is aimed at liberating Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and making it a part of Indian union.

"I think the 'Tiranga Yatra', which is beginning from the border district of Kathua, has special significance in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call given yesterday that all of us have to dedicate ourselves for liberating Pakistan occupied Kashmir from the illegal occupation of Pakistan and ensuring that it again becomes the part Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Union," union minister Jitendra Singh said.

"It is our moral and national responsibility to stand by our brothers in PoK and also in Gilgit-Baltistan," he added.

The BJP MPs will carry out 'Tiranga Yatra' for a week from August 15-22 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Independence Day.

The union minister further said that PM Modi has a clear stand on terrorism and that he will never compromise on that.

"The Prime Minister has taken a clear stand that there will be no compromise on terrorism. Terrorist forces will be dealt the way they are handled, irrespective of where they belong, no matter which ideology they subscribe to," he said.