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No power can separate Kashmir from India, says Rajnath in RS

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 10 Aug 2016 2:57 PM GMT

No power can separate Kashmir from India, says Rajnath in RS
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New Delhi: After a four-hour long debate by 29 members from across the political spectrum, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed unanimous resolution over the month long Kashmir unrest. The adopted resolution expressed serious concern over the ongoing violence in the valley and mourned the deaths of people in the clashes.

The upper house vowed to instill faith among the people of the valley. Home Minister Rajnath Singh lashed out at Pakistan while addressing the house as he said if there would be any talks with the neighbouring nation, it would only be on PoK and not Kashmir.

What else Rajnath Singh said?

  • Anti-national slogans won’t be tolerated
  • No power in the world can separate Kashmir from India
  • Whatever is happening in Kashmir is backed by Pakistan
  • 4,515 security men and 3,356 civilians have been injured during the protests so far

Rajnath Singh on use of Pellet guns:

  • I don’t want to justify the use of pellet guns in the valley during protest
  • Non lethal weapons were even used before and this isn’t the first instance

Home Minister on Kashmir people:

  • People living in Kashmir are not leading a normal life
  • State government is trying its best to provide basic facilities to them
  • Over 400 ambulances are still operating the violence-hit Kashmir
  • Security forces in Kashmir have been asked to calm down the situation
  • Unrest situations have been created by some vested interest and misguided elements in the valley

Earlier in the day, the Congress party accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government of killing humanity in the valley with the use of pellet guns.

During the four-hour debate on Kashmir, Congress member Ghulam Nabi Azad said that PM had ignored a situation which was far more serious. He said, “PM Modi tweets on almost everything but not about Kashmir.”

READ MORE: Send all-party delegation to J&K, Congress demands in RS

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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