Rajnath Singh Suggests '5-Cs' for Kashmir Resolution

Terrorist attack police party, one cop killed

As Rajnath Singh said that the central government would do nothing on the issue of article 35A that would go against t he aspirations of the people of Kashmir, Abdullah tweeted: "This is a very important statement from the Union Home Minister".

Addressing the media before leaving on two-day visit to Jammu, he said the controversy round article 35A was a non-issue that was being unfortunately raked up.

A day before Home Minister Rajnath Singh's scheduled Anantnag visit, terrorists attacked a police party in the area, killing a police constable and injuring two other cops. Earlier while meeting police personnel, Rajnath Singh said he has no words to describe the bravery of Jammu and Kashmir police.

Reiterating that he has come to meet anyone with open mind and heart, Singh said, "magar Kashmir ko deshatgardi say najaat dilaao (make Kashmir free of terrorism). Had they moved normally like passengers, we would have no problem in allowing them [to head for Delhi]", Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said.

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Senior Officers of the Army, CAPFs, Security Forces besides State Administration were present. These, he said, are "compassion, communication, coexistence, confidence and consistency". Unnecessarily an issue is being made out.Central government has not initiated any process on this issue, we have not gone to the court.

Singh also called for a peaceful resolution to problems in J&K.

Highlighting that a controversy was being created where none existed, Union Home Minister on Monday backed Article 35A, which provides special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were put under house arrest, while Yasin Malik was jailed in Kothibagh police station. "I'm willing to hold a dialogue with anyone", he said.

"The Prime Minister invited premiers of all neighbouring countries to the oath ceremony. I told him to send them a letter and invite them with respect and they will come", Siah told The Telegraph. He will also review the Prime Minister's Development Package.

Omar also highlighted the "worsened and constantly-deteriorating situation" in the Valley, and sought a sustained and open-ended political engagement with stakeholders in Kashmir irrespective of their ideology.

Singh said he met 55 delegations during this visit and was always ready to meet anyone without reservations.

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