Kashmir situation has improved in the last one year: Rajnath

RSTV Bureau

The situation in Kashmir Valley has improved significantly over the past year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said as he expressed willingness to meet anyone who wants to help resolve problems of Kashmir.

Home Minister Rajnath SIngh meeting the National Conference delegation headed by former CM Omar Abdullah

Home Minister Rajnath Singh meeting the National Conference delegation headed by former CM Omar Abdullah

Singh, who is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, told reporters that a permanent solution to Kashmir issue is based on five ‘C’s — compassion, communication, coexistence, confidence building, and consistency.

After meeting several delegations, he said that youth, businessmen, workers and the poor are the worst affected groups in Kashmir, adding that government is making efforts to see smiles on the face of Kashmiri people.

“After meeting the delegations and holding meetings here, I understand that the situation in Kashmir has greatly improved.I don’t want to claim that everything is completely fine but things are improving, this I can say with firm belief,” Singh said.

Home Minister Rajnath SIngh meeting Army personnel at the camp at Nowshera in Rajouri.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh meeting Army personnel at the camp at Nowshera in Rajouri.

Rajnath Singh talked about how terrorists destroyed many generations of Kashmiris and assured, that government will not allow another generation to go waste in Kashmir.

During his visit, he also interacted with police and CRPF and Army personnel who are deployed in the valley.

“I am willing to meet anyone who wants to help us in resolving problems of Kashmir.There is no question of a formal or informal invitation. Those who want to talk should come forward. I always come here with an open mind,” Singh said when asked if the government was ready to hold talks with separatists.

He said the government does not want to leave out any of the stakeholders with whom dialogue should be held.

On Article 35A, the Home Minister said that his government at the centre will not go against sentiments of people. There are no issues left that are why such issues are being raised.