Can Modi Govt Bring Peace to Violent Kashmir?
India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesady to review the security situation and take stock of the important developmental initiatives in the state.
Later, he addressed a press conference at Srinagar. Addressing the media at Nehru Guest House, Singh congratulated the State government for successfully conducting the Urban Local Body elections in a free and fair manner without any untoward incidents of violence during polls across the state.
However, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has condemned the violence in Kashmir and blamed the Indian government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the killings of the innocent people of Kashmir.
In a strongly-worded tweet, Imran Khan said Monday that he condemns the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris in India-occupied Kashmir (IOK) by the Indian security forces.
He urged the Modi government to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
Meanwhile, Rajnath Singh informed the media about the discussions that were held during the day about the upcoming Panchayat elections in the state.
Earlier during the day, the Minister chaired the security review meeting on the security situation in the state and also met the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satyapal Malik.
He also met a number of delegations across the political spectrum and appealed them to ensure maximum participation in the upcoming Panchayat elections to strengthen the grassroot democratic setup and to ensure accountability.
Local bodies are also being vested with significantly enhanced devolution of powers in line with best practices in the country. This will enable them to address most of the local issues in their jurisdictions, he added.
Appealing the masses to come forward, he said that the democratic way is the only solution by which we can mitigate big problems and resolve serious issues.
Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau
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