Srinagar, Sep 5, 2016: A day after Kashmir Separatists refused to meet all party delegation for peace restoration talks in the Valley, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that “things in Kashmir need to improve” and to restore peace in the valley they are willing to have talks with anyone who seeks “peace and normalcy.”
Addressing the press conference in Srinagar on his two days visit to Kashmir Valley, Singh said that “Jammu and Kashmir is, was and will always be a part of India.”
The Home Minister lashed out on separatists by saying, if someone goes to talk and they (separatists) refuse to talk, then they clearly do not believe in ‘insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and jamuriyat.’
He added that on Sunday, some of the members of the delegation met Hurriyat leaders and that the government neither approved nor disapproved of the same. “Baat-cheet kay liye hamara darwaaza hi nahin, hamara roshandaan bhi khulaa hai,” Singh said.
While talking on the issue of Pellet guns, Union Minister said that the expert committee that was set up has suggested use of chilli-based non-lethal munition PAVA shells, instead of pellet guns.