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Rajnath Singh: Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat & Jamhooriyat welcome for talks

Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Srinagar, said he will discuss the Kashmir issue with all stakeholders.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 24, 2016 11:44 am
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Invoking former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee’s famous quote on Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday welcomed a discussion from all stakeholders on the ongoing violence in the Valley.

“I will be staying at the Nehru Guest House (in Srinagar). Those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat are welcome,” the minister tweeted.

Rajnath Singh who is on a two-day visit to Srinagar said he will discuss the Kashmir issue with all stakeholders. According to reports, Rajnath is to be accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officials.

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“Leaving New Delhi for Srinagar on a two day visit. Shall interact with civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders,” the minister tweeted.

On Monday, Rajnath Singh held a meeting with senior security officials in which he was briefed on the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley and steps taken to restore peace. The Home Minister’s visit comes at a time when curfew is being lifted from parts of Srinagar. The restrictions on the movement of people in many areas of the Valley were also lifted following improvement in the situation.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah had led a delegation of Opposition members from the state to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging the government to stop the use of pellet guns. Abdullah had also submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Muherjee last week.

(With inputs from agencies)

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    Ashok
    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:18 am
    Kashmiryaat means to pelt stones
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      Maniktripathy
      Aug 24, 2016 at 7:32 am
      Well after 40 days, this is the best he can think about...Both him and NSA should be sacked for mishandling the situation and total inept spineless action has resulted into this situation..This douce bag can charge students and activist for sedition but does not have the balls to charge the separatists , who are inciting riots and the mosques preachers who are spreading hatred...And yet we think good governance is on its way in...Another selfie trip coming, who cares....
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        Maniktripathy
        Aug 24, 2016 at 11:31 am
        Well get educated and read the post first before commenting....Its people like ypu which encourages this free loader HM to boast big and do NADA...
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          zeed
          Aug 24, 2016 at 10:51 am
          Kashmir gives daily bheek to india and stan. India it gives hydropower worth thousands of crores every minth and stan it gives water free of cost. All planned by India. Both countries better start paying for this free ride. And you Sir, need a quick brain check.
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            zeed
            Aug 24, 2016 at 10:54 am
            This Rajnsth pest has invited people to his guest house. Abbey sootiye pehle curfew to utha. lt;br/gt;Cannot believe the level of idiocy. lt;br/gt;Be prepared for a line of promoney 'politicians' making some tv images and a beaming Rajnsth will have solved the issue. lt;br/gt;Hope he doesn't get constipated
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