Srinagar; The Central Government on Monday for the first time made its stand public on the contentious issue of Article 35A. Addressing the media in Srinagar Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh blamed ‘vested interests’ for creating a hype on what he termed as a non issue. Answering a question about the controversy created about abrogation of Article 35A, the home minister said: ” some vested interests are creating a hype over the issue . We will never do anything the against the sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir .
The central government has not done anything in this regard. However, whatever, we will do , people’s aspirations will be taken care of .There are no issues left that is why such issues are being raised.”
“We want Kashmiri’s to spend life with honour and dignity without terrorism. And also people from across the country to visit the valley without fear . I appeal to the tourists to come and visit Kashmir valley, there is no danger here . Kashmiris are waiting for you with open arms,” Singh told the media persons.
The Union Home Minister said PM Narendra Modi in his I-Day speech clearly said, neither by bullet: nor by abuses but by hugging we can solve the problem of Kashmir.
“We are carrying forward the same formula to end violence in Jammu and Kashmir ,” Home minister told reporters before leaving for jammu division.
The Union Home minister, who is currently on 4-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir , said that he met 55-delegations during his two stay in Srinagar . “I gathered that the situation in Kashmir has improved enormously and I could see a ray of further improvement in the security situation in the Kashmir valley in coming future,” HM Rajnath singh added.
“Kashmiri’s want peace. Militants have destroyed their (kashmiris’) generations and we will not allow it to happen now . The poor and business community have suffered the most during this militancy. Tourism was major casualty of the militancy in Kashmir ,” home minister said.
“While giving tributes to Kashmir policemen, the face of ASI Abdul Rashid’s daughter, Zohra was passing through my mind. We want every face in Kashmir to smile,” he said.
Later Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh reached Jammu from Rajouri, on the third leg of his four day visit to Jammu & Kashmir.
Source:voice of wadi