Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh has said that senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was killed because he tried to find a middle path in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dr Singh said whoever follows the middle path in Kashmir is targeted. He said what happened to Bukhari is not an isolated case, Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq and Abdul Ghani Lone were targeted by Pakistan over the years for speaking with equanimity.
In an exclusive interview to DD News, Dr Singh said Centre has decided to restart operations against terrorists in the state keeping in mind all security aspects. He said, government’s priority is to ensure peaceful conduct of Amarnath Yatra.