Youth of Kashmir real Stakeholders: Singh

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Jammu: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday appealed to the youth of Kashmir to question those who instigate them to join the “so-called freedom struggle”. If stone-pelting is a holy task then they should make their own children pelt stones and risk their lives, the minister further added while hitting out at the separatists.

Rejecting separatists as being the stakeholders in Kashmir, Singh said that the real stakeholders of the Valley are its youths who are below the age of 40 and constitute 65 per cent of its population.

Singh while speaking to the reporters said, “I have made this appeal to youth of Kashmir that time has come for you (youth of valley) to raise this question-mark on those (separatists), who instigate you to join this so-called freedom struggle.”

“If they (separatists and others) feel that this struggle of stone-pelting is so holy and a holy task, they should set an example of sparing one child from their own family to become a stone-pelter or lay down his life. This duplicity is not going to work now,” he further added.

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