Stone throwing cases against children to be withdrawn, says Rajnath Singh in Srinagar

During his visit to the state, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressed a crowd of 6,000 sportspersons at Indoor Sports Stadium in Srinagar.

Singh also applauded the leadership of Secretary Jammu Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC) Waheed Ur Rehman Parra for channelizing the energy of the state’s youth in a positive direction. While Mufti told the youngsters and sportspersons present in the stadium that they are the future of the state.

Later in the day, talking in a press conference, Singh said that they are open to talks with all, and they don’t need anyone like-minded to talk but right-minded. He said that all stone-throwing cases against children in the state will be withdrawn.

“This is why we have withdrawn cases against first-time stone pelter,” said Singh. “The Centre has withdrawn cases against 10,000 stone-pelting children of the state. Militants should understand that terrorism has no religion.”

Slamming the resistance leadership, Singh said, “They can play any kind of politics, but they should not play with future of children, these children not only children of Kashmir but also of India, they are an asset.”

Singh is on a two-day long visit in the state to review the ceasefire situation and safety measures for the Amarnath Yatra.

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