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Expert says home minister’s remarks a welcome course correction to NDA strategy in Valley; political parties welcome peace overtures. New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s efforts to reach out to the youth of the Valley “may not be sufficient” but are “definitely a positive and sincere” approach to deal with the alienation and anger on the streets of Kashmir, experts and political parties in the state have said. On a two-day visit to the state, Singh Thursday announced an amnesty to minors involved in stone-pelting and emphasised on the need to prevent the youth from getting “misguided.” He also recalled Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech when the Prime Minister said Kashmir’s problems can only be solved by embracing the people of Kashmir, not with bullets or abuse. “If you look at the language that the Centre has been using, it’s somewhat different from the last three years. It may not be sufficient...
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Singh appeals to the youth in the state not to tread the path of destruction, adding that the govt has initiated several schemes for their welfare.
A report accessed by ThePrint shows how the government was successful in reaching 1.6 lakh youth in 2017. The target this year is 2 lakh.
Days before the start of the holy month, home minister Rajnath Singh conveys the decision in a series of tweets. CM Mehbooba welcomes it.
Government accepts EC recommendation to extend voting rights to husbands and children of women in forces, posted out of home.
The Home Minister flagged off the 'rath yatra' which its organisers insist is to seek divine intervention for the welfare of the nation, and has nothing to do with Hindutva.
Move seen as part of peace process initiated by the Centre; home ministry has advised J&K govt to formulate rehab policy for youths who shunned militancy.
Group of ministers led by Rajnath Singh clears proposal to appoint central anti-corruption ombudsman, now just PMO approval required.
Home minister Rajnath Singh insists law & order is a ‘state subject’. But Centre has let off Haryana for worse while pulling up other states for less.