Rajnath Singh rebuts online troll, says all Kashmiris not terrorists

Replying to Suchi Singh kalra, who had said no one cared about whether Kashmiriyat was alive or not, Rajnath Singh said "Ms Kalra I certainly do. It is absolutely my job to ensure peace and tranquillity in all parts of the country."

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 11, 2017 6:50 pm
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In an unusual rebuttal to an online troll, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that all Kashmiris were not terrorists and said it was his job to ensure peace and tranquillity in all parts of the country. The assertion by the home minister came in response to a tweet from an “Editor of Make My Trip”, a travel portal, which raised questions on his comment that the people of Kashmir had strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims and that it showed the spirit of Kashmiriyat was very much alive.

Replying to the home minister, Suchi Singh Kalra, who by using a derogatory word, told Singh that no one cared about whether Kashmiriyat was alive or not in Jammu and Kashmir but needed strong action from him against the terrorists responsible for yesterday’s attack.

Singh responded: “Ms Kalra I certainly do. It is absolutely my job to ensure peace and tranquillity in all parts of the country. All Kashmiris are not terrorists.” In the Twitter profile, Kalra claimed to be an editor of the “Make My Trip”. However, soon Kalra deleted the twitter account.

Earlier, the home minister said he saluted the people of Jammu and Kashmir who had condemned the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and kept the spirit of Kashmiriyat alive.

The attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven people were killed was a “cowardly act of terror” but it was heartening to see the whole nation stand united against terrorism, the minister said.

“I am pained at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims. But I salute the people of Kashmir as all sections of society have condemned the attack,” he told reporters in New Delhi. Singh also tweeted: “It shows the spirit of Kashmiriyat is very much alive.”

Singh described the attack on Amarnath pilgrims as very “unfortunate and painful”. Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when terrorists attacked a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

The home minister today reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and ordered enhanced security for pilgrims visiting Amarnath cave shrine. In the meeting, sources said, Singh directed that those terrorists responsible for the attack should be hunt down soon.

The pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Lord Shiva, located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 12,756 feet, started on June 29 and will conclude on August 7.

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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm
    HOW LONG WILL WE CONTINUE TO ACT BLIND DENYING GROUND REALITY. KASHMIRIYAT DIED LON G TIME AGO. JUST AS GANGA JUMNA TEHZEEB. IT HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY WAHABI ISLAM AND IS SPREADING FAST WITH EVERY NEW MORNING. I AM AFRAID MODI'S KASHMIR POLICY WILL BE HIS ACHILLES HEEL. I KASHMIRIYAT DIED LONG AGO. JUST AS GANGA JAMUNA TEHZEEB DIED. WHAT THRIVES IS WAHABISM. CAN NOT UNDERSTAND A LEADER WHO IS SO SHARP AND SMART OTHERWISE SEEMS TO HAVE DEVELOPED A BLIND SPOT ON KASHMIR. MAY BE ITS ALL IN DESTINY. EVERY HERO HAS A TRAGIC FLOW THAT LEADS TO HIS NEMESIS. ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN THIS THAT SUDDENLY ON BECOMING PM HE HAS GOT AFFLICTED WITH GANDHITES- IMAGINING HIMSELF TO BE LEADER OF MUSLIMS THOUGH THEY HAD CLEARLY REJECTED HIM IN FAVOUR OF JINNAH. I PRAY TO GOD TO DELIVER HIM FROM THIS AFFLICTION.
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    Aslam
    Jul 11, 2017 at 10:25 pm
    Stop this online lynching and remove the person's name and job le. She's a private person and not a public figure.
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