Kashmir: New Delhi reiterates talks offer on conditions of “right-minded people”

The Home Minister said Pakistan should stop terrorism emerging from its soil and can take help from the neighbors if it is not able to do so on its own.

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Srinagar, June 07 (Only Kashmir): Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh during his two-day visit to Kashmir while addressing a press conference here said that the government is open for talks with anyone but they should be right-minded people in order to restore peace and tranquility.
He said that Central Government’s special representative has visited the state 11 times. He appealed to all the sections of the society to introspect and come forward to help the Centre as well as State Government in bringing normalcy in Jammu & Kashmir.
He said that the suspension of offensive operations against the militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramadan was keeping in view the interests of common people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Home Minister said Pakistan should stop terrorism emerging from its soil and can take help from the neighbors if it is not able to do so on its own.



He informed that he reviewed the security situation in the state and arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra. He also reviewed the implementation of PM special package for JK.
Shri Singh said that presently India is recognized as world’s fastest growing economy and anti-national powers are attempting to create hurdles in order to destabilize the country. India is capable of defeating their nefarious designs, he emphasized.
Shri Rajnath Singh while recognizing the talent among the youth of the state said that about 85 young Gold medalists have brought laurels in the field of sports not only to the state but to the whole country showing exemplary performances at the international level. Measures have been taken towards the improvement of sports infrastructure across the state which will prove to be a catalyst to further nurture the already existing talent pool.
Earlier during the day, Shri Rajnath Singh attended the sports conclave in Srinagar where more than 4,000 sportspersons and enthusiasts from all the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh participated.



Earlier Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 26th May 2018 said the government was ready to hold dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference leadership if the separatists come forward for talks.
Singh, however, made it clear that so far there has been no indication from the Hurriyat that it was ready for peace talks with the government.
Responding to the talks offer by Home Minister, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement issued to media said that “the statements emanating regarding talks in the course of last few days from different people at the helm of affairs in New Delhi , are unclear and ambiguous.”