Kashmir: Central Government ready to talk anyone within the scope of Kashmiriyat, Jamooriyat and Insaniyat.”said Home Minister Rajnath Singh today. In Kashmir for a fresh outreach amid clashes for over a month, Home Minister Mr Singh indicated the government’s willingness to talk to separatists and also said an alternative to pellet guns – which have caused massive injuries among protesters – is on the way.
He also said that an all-party delegation would visit Kashmir, where 69 people have been killed and 10,000 injured in clashes after the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.
An officer will be appointed to tackle problems of Kashmiris outside the state, the home minister added.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti confronted tough questions on what many allege is disproportionate use of force by security forces on protesters. A journalist reminded that as opposition leader, she had criticised the Omar Abdullah government in 2010 for civilian killings.