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Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat are welcome for talks: Rajnath in Kashmir

AMN/ Srinagar

rajnathUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said he would like to intract with all those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat.

Rajnath who is on two day visit to Kashmir said he would interacting with civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders in Kashmir during his visit to state

This is his second visit in a month to the valley, which has been witnessing unrest since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also review the security in the Kashmir valley after 46 days of curfew and hold talks with politicians and civil society for finding a lasting solution to the unrest there during his two-day visit to Srinagar from Wednesday.

Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing deep concern and pain over the situation in Kashmir, Home Minister will review the situation and may hold talks with a cross section of people.

The Minister is also likely to emphasise the various development projects and employment schemes undertaken for the youth in the Valley. In a tweet Mr Singh said, during his stay in Kashmir, he will stay at Nehru guest house. Earlier, the Home Minister had said the centre wants an emotional relationship with the State.

Centre to provide employment opportunities to 1.4 lakh Kashmiri youths

In an effort to reach out to people of Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre is in the process of providing employment opportunities to one lakh 40 thousand youths in the State by imparting various skill development courses. Some more youths will be provided jobs in security establishment.

According to Home Ministry sources nearly one lakh youths, who are mostly under-graduates, will be given various job oriented training under a Centrally sponsored scheme called Himayat in next five years. The youths will be provided short-term training for at least three months, in a range of skills for which there is good market demand. At the end of the training, the youth are assured of a job.

Under another programme Udaan, 40 thousand youths, mostly graduate and post graduate, will be provided skill development course.

Meanwhile, the Centre is also in the process of recruiting 5 thousand youths in five newly created India Reserve battalions in Jammu and Kashmir. Another 1,300 youths will be hired from the state by different paramilitary forces in next six months. Besides, ten thousand Special Police Officers will also be recruited in next one year.

PM Modi ready for dialogue with Kashmiris in frame of ‘Insaniyat’

“Boys who should be holding laptops, bats, balls in their hands & dreams in their hearts are ones carrying stones.”

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 Prime Minister Modi addressing a public meeting, at Gajwel, Medak District, in Telangana

After a month of turbulence in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today finally reached out to the people of state saying he was ready to hold dialogue with Kashmiris under the framework of ‘insaniyat (humanity), jamhuriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat’.

“When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister he had adopted the path of insaniyat, jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat and we walk the same road. I want to tell the brothers and sisters of Kashmir from this great birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad that Kashmir has the same strength that has been given to (other parts of) India by our freedom fighters. Kashmir has the same freedom that every Indian feels,” PM said.

“Boys who should be holding laptops, bats, balls in their hands & dreams in their hearts are ones carrying stones.”

Mr. Modi said it was painful to see that innocent youngsters, who should be holding laptops, book and cricket bats, have been given stones. He appealed to the people for maintaining peace and harmony in of Kashmir the “heaven” on earth.

He was Speaking at a public meeting at Bhabra in Madhya Pradesh the birthplace of freedom fighter Chander Shekhar Azad.

J&K govt welcomes PM Modi statement on Kashmir

The Prime Minister said Kashmir has the freedom which is felt by Indians everywhere and asserted that the Mehbooba Mufti government and the Centre are working together to solve the state’s difficulties but some people, who are unable to digest it, are clinging onto the path to destruction.

“Whether it is the J&K Govt under Mehbooba ji or the Central Govt, we are finding a solution to all problems through development. Kashmir wants peace. Whatever Kashmiris want for betterment of their livelihood, the Centre will help. We want development for J&K,” said Modi.

“Kashmir, which we give so much love to, some people there are causing it a lot of harm,” he said during a rally in Madhya Pradesh.

However, the prime minister didn’t talk about the civilian killings in Kashmir. 55 civilians have died in forces’ action on protests that erupted after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Modi said that some people were causing trouble in Kashmir.

Pak dream of Kashmir will not be fulfilled till ‘Qayamat’: Sushma Swaraj

Pakistan dream for Kashmir will not be fulfilled till ‘Qayamat’: Sushma Sawaraj

By andalib akhter / New Delhi

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawaraj today categorically warned Pakistan saying its dream of getting Kashmir will not be fulfilled till ‘Qayamat’, the day of resurrection.

“Unka yeh Khawab Qayamat Tak pura nahi hoga”

In a statement she said that Pakistan is nsushma in Pakot giving ‘Dua’  to Kashmiris rather providing arms and to terrorists to kill innocent people.

The Minister also hit out at Mr. Sharif for calling killed terrorist Burhan Wani as martyr and wanted to know whether he has any idea that the killed terrorist was a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander.

“Behind Pakistan’s unabashed embrace and encouragement to terrorism lies its delusional though dangerous dream that ‘Kashmir will one day become Pakistan’, as Prime Minister Sharif said yesterday. The whole of India would like to tell Prime Minister of Pakistan that this dream will not be realized even at Qayamat, the end of eternity. The whole of Jammu and Kashmir belongs to India. You will never be able to make this heaven on earth into a terror hell”, she stressed.

Shes said that  Prime Minister Nawazsharif says that his Dua, good wishes are with the people of Kashmir. Sadly, it’s not Pakistan’s DUA or diplomatic support but its weapons and terrorism that it has exported to Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan’s dirty money, dangerous terrorists and duplicitous state institutions seek to destabilize the region. The statement of none other than the Prime Minister of Pakistan has betrayed this despicable design. But I would like to repeat that this dream of Pakistan will never be fulfilled” she said.

She said that Pakistan, including its Prime Minister has praised as martyr, a wanted terrorist Commander of the banned terrorist organisation Hizb ul Mujahideen, Burhan Wani. “He was carrying an award of Rs.10 Lakh on his head because he had perpetrated heinous crimes including murder of elected representatives of local bodies and security forces/personnel”.

Even more condemnable than these deplorable attempts from across our border to incite violence and glorify terrorists is the fact that these attempts have been undertaken by Pakistan’s state machinery in active partnership with UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and other leading terrorists belonging to internationally proscribed organisations.

“The country which has used fighter planes and artillery against millions of its own people has no right whatsoever to point a finger against our brave, professional and disciplined police and other security forces. Their restraint and respect for their fellow citizens is evident in the unusually high number of the injured personnel– more than 1700 – in the violence unleashed with the support from across the border in Jammu and Kashmir”.

Centre to send additional paramilitary forces to Kashmir


The Centre has decided to send additional Central Police Forces to strengthen the security grid in the Kashmir Valley. The move came following the tense situation in Handwara. An official release said, the situation was reviewed at a high level meeting at Home Ministry in New Delhi on Saturday.

Protests, clashes across Kashmir; 20 injuredThe meeting also assessed the requirements of Jammu and Kashmir Government to bring the situation in the area under control without any further loss of lives.

During the meeting, senior officials from Intelligence Bureau, Ministries of Defence and Home and Central Armed Police Forces were present.

The release said, Home Ministry is in regular touch with senior officials of the State Government and has been monitoring the situation.

It added, The Centre has also assured full cooperation and support to the State government to ensure that there is no further loss of lives.

The Centre is concerned over the loss of human lives in Jammu and Kashmir during the last four days.

The development package announced by the Prime Minister during his visit to Kashmir in November last year is being expeditiously implemented to generate employment for the local youth and bring overall prosperity in the State.

Meanwhile, normal life in Kashmir Valley remained tense for 5th day today. Curfew remained in place in parts of Srinagar city and north and south Kashmir areas to maintain law and order.

Shops, business establishments and private institutions remained closed for the fifth consecutive day.

The educational institutions and universities remained shut. Kashmir University and JK Board of School Education postponed their examinations on Saturday.