A day after Hurriyat leaders rebuffed talks with the all-party delegation that is visiting Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh made government’s stand clear towards separatists in the valley.
During his address, Singh stated that Kashmir has always been an integral part of India and attacked the separatists for snubbing the talks. He also assured that the pellet guns would be replaced with chilli-based PAVA shells.
Singh stated that the delegation comprising of 26 delegates from 20 parties had met with over 300 people and engaged with all stakeholders in talks. The delegation was in Jammu on Sunday.
Training guns on separatists, he said that they were “not on the path of Kashmiriyat“. Singh accused them of being against democracy and said that the government is always ready to talk to everyone who wants peace in the valley.
The Home Minister asserted that the Parliament was serious about the Kashmir issue, and said that everybody wanted peace in the valley.
Referring to members of all party delegation approaching Hurriyat leaders on Sunday, he said, “If someone goes to talk and separatists don’t talk,then they clearly don’t believe in ‘Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, Jamooriyat.'”
Singh also stated, “I am fully confident that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve,” and added, “Everyone is very concerned, we all are of the view that things in Kashmir need to improve.”
Singh also asserted that the Jammu & Kashmir is always been an integral part of India and said, “There are no two ways or three-ways about the fact that Jammu and Kashmir was, is and always will be an integral part of India.