In a strong attack on Pakistan over the Jammu and Kashmir unrest issue, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that the neighbour country is trying to destabilise India. “Pakistan instead of fixing its internal matters is trying to destabilise India,” he said in the Lok Sabha. Talking about the ongoing unrest in J&K over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, Rajnath Singh said. “Government has taken all necessary steps in Kashmir. PM Narendra Modi was keeping a close watch on the unrest.” “PM & I have asked the armed forces to exercise restraint while dealing with protesters in Kashmir,” he sought to assure.
Imploring all political parties to support the government, Rajnath Singh said, “Kashmir issue needs to be dealt with collectively. Everyone needs to partake in responsibility of improving the situation.No government can solve the Kashmir issue alone.” “Some people are trying to misguide the youth of Kashmir,” he hit out. Seeking to defend his government’s strategy, the Home Minister said, “This is not the first time pellet guns were used. Normally, non-lethal weapons like tear gas & water cannon are used. We need to find alternatives to pellet guns.” “Only non-lethal weapons should be used to tackle crowds during protests,” he reiterated.
Opposition has been slamming the government for the problems in Kashmir and the way pellet guns were used to tackle protests that broke out in the state over Burhan Wani’s killing. The issue has been in discussion since the Parliament began its Monsoon session.