Kashmir: Government will withdraw "stone-pelting cases" against minors
Speaking at a Sports Conclave in Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the government will withdraw stone-pelting cases against minors in Kashmir. "Sports can bring a change in your lives. Children can be misguided easily but we know the truth that is why we have withdrawn all stone-pelting cases against them," he quipped. Singh is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir youth are "in the dark"
Singh is in Kashmir to review the suspension of anti-militancy operations. He assured the Centre will help Kashmiri youth in finding their way. "I appeal to the young generation of the state to not indulge in any kind of wrongdoings." He said Kashmiri youths are promising, but "they are in the dark." "I promise you that we and the state government will change this," he further added.
Funds not a problem for promoting sports in J&K
Singh said that funds are not a problem for promoting sports in the region. "Funds will be provided for promotion of water sports at Mansar and Pahalgam... Funds will be arranged for development of sports infrastructure," he said. Singh appreciated the state government for developing the sports infrastructure and appealed to the youth to reject the path of destruction.
"Will help the youth to be recruited in armed forces"
While unveiling various projects related to employment generation, Singh said the "fate of Kashmir will be changed." "We will help the youth to be recruited in armed forces," he added. Singh's visit comes amid his offer to talk with Hurriyat Conference, the separatist faction. Hurriyat, on the other hand, has laid down various conditions such as J&K be declared "disputed," before carrying any dialogue.