A ‘New’ Kashmir On Anvil , Says Rajnath

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday said that one will see a “transformed” Kashmir in a year “no matter how the change takes place”.

“You will see a transformed Kashmir in a year. No matter how the change occurs, one thing is certain, that there will be a change in Kashmir in a year’s time,” he asserted.

Jammu & Kashmir is ruled by the BJP-PDP alliance government headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Singh attended the ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards’ function here tonight.

Speaking during an interactive session at the event, he said former Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah should not have supported the stone pelters.

The National Conference (NC) president had recently defended the stone-pelting youth in the Valley, saying they are fighting for the nation and for the resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the wishes of its people.

Singh said he “fully agrees” with Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s remarks about dealing sternly with those trying to hinder security forces from performing their duties in Kashmir.

“Those doing such things will have to face the consequences,” he said.

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