August 2016 News

Pakistan Trying To Destroy Our Kashmir, Says Rajnath

20 August 2016
The Indian Express
Lalmani Verma

Lucknow: Lashing out at Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the neighbouring country was continuously trying to disturb Kashmir and create unrest there. Speaking at a Tiranga Yatra programme in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, he added that the country wanted to the Kashmiris to be employed and to see pens and computers in the hands of Kashmiris instead of bricks, stones and firearms. On the recent unrest in the Valley, Rajnath said staging a demonstration could not be a solution to any problem, adding that a solution will be found by talks which is possible only when there is peace. 'I don't feel hesitant in saying that our neighbour (Pakistan) is continuously trying to destroy our Kashmir and create unrest there,' he said. Referring to his recent visit to Pakistan, he said, 'I don't want to repeat what happened there, but I would like to say that we did not let India down.' He further said that he had made it clear during his trip that a terrorist in one country - no matter the country he is from- cannot be a hero for another country. Rajnath further said, 'I want to tell the people of Kashmir that we love not only the land of Kashmir, but its people too.' The Home Minister said he had seen most Muslims protest against Pakistan's misdeeds.