Home Minister Rajnath asks forces to avoid pellet gun in Kashmir

, 9:27 AM IST

New Delhi: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed for peace in Jammu and Kashmir and also asked Pakistan not to interfere in Kashmir’s affairs.

“I appeal to people to restore peace and normalcy” in the Kashmir Valley, the minister told the media at the end of a two-day visit to the troubled valley.

Rajnath Singh also expressed condolences to the families of those killed in the days of unrest. He urged security forces to avoid using pellet guns that have blinded several protesters.

The minister said, Pakistan carried out operations against militants in Lal Masjid in Islamabad, likewise they are encouraging youths to take up arms in Kashmir.

“This should stop…. Pakistani’s role is not right. They must change their attitude and mindset vis-a-vis Jammu and Kashmir.”
He said a dialogue can take place to resolve whatever differences people may have in Jammu and Kashmir.