BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday backed Army Chief General Bipin Rawat over his Kashmir remark in which he had warned stone-pelters of the Kashmir valley.
Speaking to media, Ram Madhav said,''Terrorists should stay away from these activities during Ramzan. If terrorism stops operations will automatically stop. Forces are duty bound to save people. We're open for talks but as far as terrorism is concerned it's our duty to deal with it with an iron hand.''
''We shouldn't be using terms like ceasefire etc in this situation. If by ceasefire, one meant ceasing of operations by forces in the valley during Ramzan, what's expected is, during Ramzan terrorists will abstain from terrorist activities,'' Ram Madhav further said.
Expressing concerns over Kashmiri youth picking up the gun, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat had said that the youth need to be told that Azadi will not happen and one cannot fight the Army.