He also said there is no doubt about the fact that the unrest in the Valley was funded by Pakistan.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh -news-24
“I’m not saying that people living in Kashmir are leading a normal life, but state government is trying its best to provide basic facilities,” he added.
About medical facilities, he said 2656 patients were admitted, 2500 discharged and 100 are still in hospitals. “8000 surgeries, big and small, have been performed. Some patients have also been moved to Delhi for treatment,” he said.
Allaying fears he categorically stated, “No question of handing over Kashmir to Army, such rumours are being spread deliberately. The government is ready for talks with moderates.”
Appealing for peace he urged the youth of the state to read books on Islam and not get swayed by those who use religion for to misguide them.
After Singh’s speech, Rajya Sabha passed a unanimous resolution, expressing sympathies over deaths in Kashmir and vowing to instill faith among people of the valley.
Meanwhile, on August 9, prime minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on Kashmir violence advocating a path of “democracy and dialogue” to restore peace in the spirit of ‘insaniyat (humanity), jamhuriyat (democracy) and kashmiriyat’.