Union home minister Rajnath SIngh and Jammu And Kashmir's chief minister Mehbooba Mufti addressed media on Kashmir unrest. CM Mehbooba Mufti explains the difference between 2010 and 2016 violence in Kashmir.
The highlights of CM Mufti’s speech include, 95% people of the state don't want violence, they want peace. We have to reach out to them.
“Our youth are used by some elements as shields to attack Army camps, they want our children to suffer and want us to remain stuck in this condition, for forever,” said Mufti.
Rajnath Singh said that Government is extremely saddened by the situation in Kashmir. Addressing Media he said, “I want to appeal to the people of Kashmir, please don't play with the future of the Kashmir's youth.”
“I have said it before also, youth in Kashmir should have pens, books and computers in their hands, not stones and we would rather want to worry for their jobs instead of unrest,” he added.
Talking about the militants Singh said, “We have to identify those elements that are trying to mislead some of our youth in Kashmir. Without the future of Kashmir, the future of India cannot exist.”
Praising the security personals HM further said, “We have asked security personnel to observe maximum restraint. People should remember what defence forces did for them during Kashmir floods. I urge to people of Kashmir to maintain peace in the state.”
On the question of pellets guns and how many people injured and blinded by them, HM said, “We will soon announce alternative to pellet guns.” We will appoint nodal officer for Kashmir issue, Singh added.