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Willing to go extra mile to solve Kashmir problem: Rajnath

Asking not to read too much into the government’s decision to deploy Border Security Force (BSF) in place of Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), Rajnath said such decisions were taken from time to time and no other inference should be drawn from it. In a major policy announcement

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 25 Aug 2016 7:36 AM GMT

Willing to go extra mile to solve Kashmir problem: Rajnath
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Srinagar: Displaying steely resolve of BJP-led NDA government at the Centre to bring peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Thursady, said that the government was willing to speak to all the groups of this troubled state to diffuse crisis here.

The government was not wary of talking with the anyone including the separatists but within the framework of democracy , he said. " have faith in the government.We are dead serious to resolve the vexed problem of J and K but within the limits of Jamhooriyat, Kashmiriyat and Insaniyat, ‘’ he said while addressing a joint press conference with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here.

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Making his second visit in curfew-bound state in a month’s time, the Home Minister appealed to all Kashmiris not to question wisdom of the Centre on the problem of J and K which was on the priority of Modi government. Syncing with him, the J and K CM said 95 per cent of people of Kashmir wanted peaceful solution of the Kashmir problem, only rest of five per cent were engaged in the disruptive designs.

Asking not to read too much into the government’s decision to deploy Border Security Force (BSF) in place of Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), Rajnath said such decisions were taken from time to time and no other inference should be drawn from it. In a major policy announcement, he said the government would soon appoint a nodal officer at the central level to look after the grievances and problems of Kashmiris anywhere in the country.

He said it was important to find out those whoever out to jeopardize future of Kashmiri youths. "Children are children. If they pick up stones, it is our duty to counsel them to chose pens, books and computers."

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Alternative to pallet guns

  • Rajnath Singh said that an expert committee to study use of pallet guns will submit its report in coming days.
  • It was to submit its report in two-moths time but the submission will be made rather soon.
  • The alternative to palllet guns will be given in 2-3 days.
  • The government is alive to this problem and the best will be done.

Do not cast any doubt on us

  • Union Home Minister appealed repeatedly to have faith in the efforts of the government to solve kashmir crisis.
  • Sparing nothing to bring peace and nromalcy in the valley.
  • Willing to even speak to Hurriyat leaders and other groups but within the paradigm of democracy.
  • Will go to extra mile to convince all to bring out solution to Kashmir crisis.

Mehbooba Mufti said

  • J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said that only five per cent elements are trying to disrupt peace.
  • As many as 95 per cent people favour peaceful dialogue to end the crisis.
  • Refuted arguments of changing stance since 2010 when she had opposed the killings.
  • She said at that time ,the situation was different as innocents were killed.

Rajnath Singh made his visit to this troubled state on 48th day of curfew in the J & K. He met twenty delegations during his visit and spoke to about 300 persons across the classes to identify problem quotient of the issue. He claimed no Home Minister had ever made two visits to Kashmir within a month thereby suggesting that the Centre was committed to resolve the Kashmir issue at any cost while maintaining the underlying principle of democracy and humanity.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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