Rajnath Singh’s message for Kashmiris on Eid-ul-Fitr: ‘Firmly believe festival will bolster peace, brotherhood in Valley’

"I firmly believe that this festival that celebrates humanity & goodness will bolster peace, brotherhood and happiness in the Valley," Union Minister Rajnath Singh said. Singh recently visited Kashmir in the backdrop of disturbances in the valley.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 9:22 am
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, greeted the people of Kashmir. Speaking to news agency ANI, Singh said, “I wish our brothers, sisters and dear kids of Kashmir a very happy Eid from the bottom of my heart.” Singh further added that he hopes the festival will bring peace and happiness in the Valley. “I firmly believe that this festival that celebrates humanity & goodness will bolster peace, brotherhood and happiness in the Valley,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter on Monday to address the nation on the festival, “Eid-ul-Fitr greetings! May this auspicious day further the spirit of peace and brotherhood in our society,” the prime minister said in a Tweet. On Sunday, through his monthly radio broadcast programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi addressed the nation and had said, the month of Ramadan is meant to spread happiness. “Let’s take inspiration from these auspicious festival and spread happiness everywhere to take the country forward,” he said.

The situation has been tense in the Valley in the last few months and turned worse after a mob lynched Deputy Superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith outside Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar on Sunday. Singh, who completed his two-day visit to Kashmir on Sunday, said he wished to have emotional relations with the people of Kashmir and not a need-based relation.

He added that the security forces have been directed to refrain from using pellet guns against crowds. He also said he is awaiting a report from a committee set up to by him to look into the use of non-lethal weapons. During his visit, Singh had met with 30 delegations from the state, including team headed by J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti and NC team headed by Omar Abdullah.

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  1. A
    Jun 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    Brotherhood or bhaichara is only on papers or slogans. Not in real life. Hence cant accept ur proposal sir.
  2. K
    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm
    Festival or segregation of men and women?
  3. M
    Madarchod mohammad
    Jun 26, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    Celebrating black day and prayed to lord jagannath to ruin this demonic religion.
  4. L
    l s
    Jun 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    This gent who wrote in Dawn is 100 radicalised. The language he uses is just like those verses written in thee quran.
  5. L
    l s
    Jun 26, 2017 at 12:36 pm
    Soft pe ng these community people is not going to help even a little bit. They believe more in those anti-national seperatists and all muslims will be one at trouble times, irrespective of right or wrong. You have only one option, that's act sternly without fear, then only they will calm down or else see daily more killings of our security people.
  6. A
    agnostic sajed
    Jun 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm
    I wrote this on Dawn online newspaper of Pakistan. Nishaji, Islam is a religion, like a pond, a club while Hindu {a misnomer given by Arab traders to all inhabitants on the eastern side of Indus (Sindhu) river} is Sanatan Dharma-a continuous seeking, living by innate goodness of a human being, not limited by one book, one messiah/master/prophet and no professing monopoly over heaven, and above all just dipping in water and pronouncing as a convert does not make a bad person a rightful passenger to Heaven. You shall miss Eid because it is medieval, violent killing of animals and merry-making celebration of gone era.
  7. A
    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:58 am
    Mr "Kadi ninda". You have made Joke of "Ministry of Home affairs"
  8. I
    Jun 26, 2017 at 11:57 am
    Since pm had personal grudge with muslims he is forced to greet only people of kashmir . He seems to forget that india has more muslims than kashmir whom he has conviniently ignored to wish. Hypocrites. Magarmachh. Ur heart is full of mud and filth.
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