Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Kashmir in a joint press-conference with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that future of rest of India was incomplete with Kashmir.
“Without the future of Kashmir, the future of India cannot exist,” he said while asserting the need to identify ‘those elements who are trying to mislead some of our youth in Kashmir.’
Singh said that he met nearly 300 people during his visit and that mostpeople don’t want violence.
“95% people of the state don’t want violence, they want peace.We have to reach out to them HM Rajnath Singh in Srinagar,” Singh said while adding that,” youth in Kashmir should have pens, books and computers in their hands, not stones.”
Talking about the use of pellet guns he said that, the government has realised the need to have an alternative to these non-lethal weapons.
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He said the government was ready to talk to anyone within the limits of ‘humanity, Kashmiriyat and democracy’.
The Home Minister added that the Centre would soon appoint a Nodal officer to help Kashmiris in distress living anywhere in the country.
Urging the people of the state to remember the role played by the security personnel during Kashmir floods, Singh said that, “More than 4500 security personnel are injured. Appeal to people to remember the role they played during floods in Kashmir.”
— ANI (@ANI_news) August 25, 2016