Kashmir clashes: Govt taking strict actions against militants, sympathy with innocents: Rajnath

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On the first day of monsoon session of Parliament, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on the issue of Kashmir Violence that we are surer than ever that all political parties stand together to talk about the Kashmir issue and against terrorism.

I want to inform everyone that I called the government in Jammu and Kashmir asking everyone to exercise as much restraint as possible, the minister said after leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad levelled allegations on government over Kashmir unrest.

We had asked forces to not use fatal weapons. While in the clashes 1,948 civilians were wounded in which 1,744 were treated and have been discharged, he added.

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On clearing that stance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his foreign tour, Rajnath Singh said that When PM Modi was on foreign tour, I did not call him but he did, inquired about Kashmir situation and steps to be taken. After arriving in India what PM Modi had done was review meeting on J&K Violence.

He also added that we are taking strict actions against militants and we have sympathy with innocents.

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Wefornews Bureau

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