Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the future of Kashmir is linked with India’s future, while appealing people to “brothers and sisters in Kashmir not to play with the future of youth”.
“Not only Kashmiris, people across India are pained at killings in Kashmir,” said Singh while addressing a joint news conference with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.
He said that he met around 20 delegations, comprising 300 people.
“I appeal to one and all, brothers and sisters, in Kashmir not to play with the future of our Kashmiri youth,” he said.
He said that young boys who should have computers, pens and books are holding stones in their hands.
“Who allows them to take stones in their hands? Identify those making trouble,” said Singh.
He said that he has asked security personnel to exercise maximum restraint.
Singh also invoked the role of forces during the 2014 floods.