Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivered a statement on Sunday where he claimed that Pakistan’s role isn’t ‘pak’ (pure)in relation to Kashmir.
“Pakistan is in itself a victim of terrorism, it should not encourage violence in Kashmir,” he said.
He claimed that he hasn’t said anything wrong and Pakistan should refrain from interfering with an internal matter.
The Union Home Minister provided reassurance to the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir after continual riots in the state following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
“I want to make it clear that the Government of India does not only want to have a relationship based on needs with Kashmir but, an emotional relationship,” he said.
Rajnath said that there is no need for a third party to be involved to address the Kashmir issue, which is internal. The establishment of an expert committee was announced. The motive is to innovate non-lethal schemes to mitigate the turmoil in the state. The committee would submit a report in two months.
“I have asked the security forces to refrain from using pellet guns as much as possible. I appeal the youth to not resort to stone-pelting,” he said.
The state of turmoil has brought anguish to both sides. “According to our information, 2228 police jawans, 1100 CRPF jawans & 2259 civilians were injured during protests in Kashmir,” he said.
He reiterated that any grievances must be communicated so that they can be resolved.
“I will look into the suggestions made by Chidambaram ji . We will talk to whosoever needed, once peace and normalcy is restored in the state,” he added.
Rajnath has also volunteered to aid the injured in the state by offering them treatment at AIIMS in Delhi.
“Our Govt won’t tolerate terrorism in any form. I appeal everyone to help restore peace in J&K,” he added.