Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that security forces are giving Pakistan’s ceasefire violations a befitting reply. Singh who is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to interact with delegations from different sections of the society, also said that the government has decided to form an expert group to study problems facing people living in border areas. “Decided to constitute an expert group to study problems facing people living in border areas,” ANI quoted him as saying. The Home Minister also assured the people that Centre has decided to give 3000 jobs to migrants from Kashmir Valley for which Rs 1080 crore has already been sanctioned to the state. “Centre has decided to give 3000 jobs to migrants from Kashmir valley. Rs 1080 crore sanctioned to the state under this,” he said.
Commenting on illegal migrants, Singh said that the government will take some action on the issue. He also announced that the government has allocated a package of Rs 2000 crore for rehabilitation of POJK migrants. “Govt has also allocated a package of Rs 2000 crores for rehabilitation of POJK migrants. The disbursal has been linked to Aadhaar,” he said. He added, “Adopted a humane approach towards migrants and displaced people. But we are strongly against illegal immigration.”
Singh in his address also urged all political parties to cooperate on improving situation in Kashmir. “We can’t forget 1989, want cooperation from all political parties on improving situation in Kashmir,” he said.
When asked about Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said that he does not think it’s necessary to give much importances to what Gandhi said. “Unke statements par bahut zyada react karne ki zaroorat nahi samajhta,” he said.