Want to see laptops, not arms in hands of Kashmiris: Rajnath

The minister said India wanted to see pens and computers in the hands of Kashmiri youth, not stones and firearms.

Published: 21st August 2016 03:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2016 03:12 AM   |  A+A-

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh | AFP

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan for fuelling the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, saying the neighbouring country is continuously trying to derail peace in the Valley. The minister said India wanted to see pens and computers in the hands of Kashmiri youth, not stones and firearms.

“Today, I don’t feel hesitant in saying that Pakistan is continuously trying to create unrest in Kashmir. It wants to destroy it and derail peace in the Valley,” he said while addressing a gathering in Shahjanpur in Uttar Pradesh. “The people of this country want to see pens and computers in the hands of Kashmiri youth, not stones and firearms. We want to see employment in Kashmir. We want to see you working hard,” Singh said.

“There can be no solution by protests. We first want that peace be established in the Valley and only after that we can mutually find a solution. The people of this country not only love the land of Kashmir but the Kashmiri people as well,” he added.

Singh said, “Recently I went to Pakistan. I said that a terrorist is a terrorist and he or she cannot be glorified.” He said that a violent protest cannot be a solution to any issue. There should be peace at first then issues can be resolved through talks.

“Some people are trying to create hatred among Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Parsis by following the divide and rule trick adopted by the British. No one can divide the people of India,” Singh said.

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