Anantnag. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh currently on a 4-day visit to the troubled state met with the local police and CRPF personnel in Anantnag district of Kashmir, bolstering the spirit of the fighters and delivered good news.
“Orders have been issued for bullet proof vehicles at all police stations in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said, adding “Our jawans should also get bullet proof jackets and fund for this has been released.”
Speaking about Zohra, the daughter of deceased soldier Abdul Rashid whose tear-stained face broke the hearts of everyone, Singh said, “I saw image of ASI Abdul Rashid’s daughter Zohra. After seeing her teary-eyed face, my heart cannot stop feeling her pain.”
He also lauded the bravery of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, sharing a message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I have PM Narendra Modi’s message for you; he appreciated and acknowledged bravery and valour shown by you,” Singh said.
During the visit, the Home Minister reiterated that he is ready to have a discussion with anyone with an open mind and to listen to the problems faced by the people.
“I appeal to everyone to come forward to have a discussion if you have any complaints or qualms. I am ready to have talks with an open heart,” Singh said.
“There are militants who only want militancy while they claim to be fighting for making Kashmir a ‘Jannat’ (Heaven).
“But it is the local policemen and CRPF jawans who actually want to make Kashmir a real heaven”, Singh said.
“Kashmir will be rid of violence and will become heaven again. No power in the world can stop this from happening,” he added.
On Saturday, the Home Minister met with representatives of more than 20 delegations of various organisations, including those of trade, travel, business, the youth and a team of Sikh minorities in the state and also had a one-on-one meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Governor N N Vohra.