Can't do satyagraha before terrorists: Jaitley 

Can't do satyagraha before terrorists: Jaitley 

Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today. PTI file photo

Taking on the Congress and human rights organisations, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the government cannot offer 'satyagraha' before a terrorist who is “willing to kill”.

He added  that dealing with them firmly is not "muscular policy" as one cannot wait for the political process to deal with such situations.

Claiming that a section of human rights organisations have been taken over by the ultra-left, Jaitley targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi and "political adventurists" in AAP and Trinamool Congress for their support for such outfits.

Jaitley's remarks in a Facebook post came as opposition parties expressed fear that the imposition of the Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir could lead to a militaristic approach to deal with the Kashmir problem.

“Let one fact be clear. The Maoist-sponsored human rights organisations only espouse the cause of separatism and violence – be it Kashmir or Chhattisgarh. They have brought a bad name to a very precious and valuable concept of human rights. Our policy has to be 'save the human eights of every Indian – be it a tribal or a Kashmiri' from terrorists," he said.

He said though the Congress would have been opposed to these groups, they have now “earned a sympathy” in Rahul's heart. “He had no qualms about joining those who raised subversive slogans at JNU and Hyderabad. With this initial success, the others amongst the so-called federal front have forgotten the dangers of these groups to India and Indian democracy," he said.

Parties like the AAP, TMC and the like are only looking for a “political opportunity”, Jaitley said adding these rights organisations are an “over-ground face of the underground”.