With authorities continuing curfew and restrictions in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday for the 33rd consecutive day as separatists did not relent on shutdown and protests.
The issue was finally raised in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Raising the need to enlighten Kashmiri youth, Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh on Wednesday said ” The youth of Kashmir wants to be the beneficiary of India’s success story.”
Raising fingers over the leaders who encourage Kashmiri youth to join Jihad, Singh said “Those who motivated these children to come fwd in name of Jihad, have safely kept their children in safe havens in India’s metros & abroad.
“Most of these children who got killed in Kashmir unrest, were the children of the poorest of the poor sections of the valley,” Singh added.
Singh called the need to rise above political lines to solve the issue, he said “we all are worried about Jammu and Kashmir. Time has arrived to rise above political lines.”
Curfew and separatist shutdown began in the valley on July 9, a day after Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gunfight with the security forces.
All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other business establishments have remained closed for the last 33 days in Kashmir, although interior markets in cities and towns have been functioning briefly in the evenings.
Police said except for stone pelting incidents at three places in Kupwara, Bandipora and Anantnag districts, the overall law and order situation had generally remained calm on Tuesday.