New Delhi [India], Apr. 5 (ANI): Lambasting National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah for glorifying stone-pelters, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government would never compromise on India's integrity.
The Rajya Sabha MP said if the violence gets worse then the security forces would not even think before shooting the stone-pelters.
"If that is the concept of nation then we also have a concept of nation that we will reply with bricks. You give us stones, we will give you bricks. If you'll get worse then we'll shoot you. We will never compromise on our country's integrity," Swamy told ANI.
Swamy categorically stated that every inch of Kashmir including the illegal possession by Pakistan is India's, adding that they would go to any length and wait for any amount of time.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, Abdullah had earlier come out in support of stone pelters in Kashmir.
"If he (stone pelting youth) is giving up his life, he is not doing it for tourism. He is giving his life so that the destiny of this nation is decided which should be acceptable to the people of this place. This needs to be understood," he said at an election meeting in Sonawar constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
"Recently the tunnel was opened. He (the Prime Minister) said the youth here should think whether they want tourism or terrorism. I want to tell Modi sahib tourism is our lifeline, there is no doubt about it. But he is a stone pelter. He has nothing to do with tourism. He will starve to death but he is pelting stones for his nation and there is a need to understand this," he added.
Abdullah, who was reacting to Prime Minister Modi's statement on April 2 at the inauguration of Chenani-Nashri tunnel that Kashmir's youth need to choose between tourism and terrorism, is contesting the bye-election to Srinagar Lok Sabha seat as the joint candidate of opposition National Conference and Congress.
The polling in the constituency will be held on April 9. (ANI)