Rajnath slams separatists, says their behaviour not Kashmiriyat

Monday, Sep 5, 2016,14:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | A day after Hurriyat leaders snubbed members of the all-party delegation who reached out to them, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the behaviour of the separatists shows they do not believe in ‘Kashmiriyat’, ‘Insaniyat’ and ‘Jamhooriyat’.

Addressing a press conference on the second day of the delegation’s visit, Singh said he was confident that peace will be restored in the state and the members had interacted with 30 delegations representing various sections of the society.

“As far as talks are concerned, our doors to everyone who wants peace and normalcy. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also wrote letters.

“I want to clarify that some members of the delegation had gone to meet Hurriyat leaders yesterday. Neither had we said yes nor no. Whatever happened you know about it. I do not wish to go into the details.

“But whatever information those friends gave us upon their return, it can be said it was not ‘Kashmiriyat’. It cannot be called as Insaniyat. When someone goes for talks and they reject it, it is not jamhooriyat as well. We are ready to talk to everyone who wants peace and normalcy,” he said.

Singh said Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and will always be integral part of India”.

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