Rajnath Singh, as part of BJP Tiranga Yatra, went to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday to pay respects to freedom fighters Ram Prasad Bismil and Ashfaqulla Khan. “We want to see pens and computers in the hands of Kashmiri youth and not stones and firearms. Hume kewal Kashmir ki zameen se mohabbat nahi hai,hume kashmir ke logon se bhi mohabbat hai. (We not only love Kashmir the land but also Kashmiris),” said Singh at the event.
BJP’s is ‘Tiranga Yatra’ that started from August 15 and will go on August 22. BJP celebrates the event as a symbol of social harmony and unity.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to discuss the present situation in violence-hit Jammu and Kashmir. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Home Secretary and the Director of the Intelligence Bureau were also present in the meeting.
This high-level meeting on Kashmir comes in the wake of cross border infiltration attempts in Kashmir on Independence Day in which a CRPF jawan was killed. It also comes a day after Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry invited his Indian counterpart S Jai Shankar to visit Islamabad for a dialogue on Kashmir even as New Delhi had last week rejected Foreign Affairs Adviser to Pakistani Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz’s statement that his country has planned to invite the Indian Foreign Secretary for peace talks on Kashmir.
Meanwhile, five more protestors were this morning killed by the security forces in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, taking the death toll in the valley to 65.
All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since July 9, a day after Wani was killed