GOI Not to Go Against Kashmir Special Privileges: Rajnath Singh

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Srinagar—Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured that the BJP-led Government at the Centre will not go against the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on the act that guarantees special privileges to state, reports said.

“There is no reason for doubt or speculation on this issue. Unnecessarily an issue is being made out. Central government has not initiated any process on this issue, we have not gone to the court. I want to assure that — I am not talking about only Article 35A, whatever our government does, we will not do anything against the sentiments of the people here. We will continue to respect that.

“I think there are no issues left.It is very unfortunate,” he added.

Mehbooba Says, Positive Outreach Way Ahead

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has welcomed the statement of the union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh regarding various issues confronting the State during his press conference here today.

In a statement, the Chief Minister said the positivity exhibited by the Union Home Minister would go a long way in putting balms on the wounds of the people of the State.

She has welcomed the Home Minister’s statement that the Centre will never undermine the sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir regarding the State’s special status.

Mehbooba Mufti said she has all along maintained that in a positive outreach with all shades of opinion in the State, coupled with compassion, confidence building and coexistence, lies the key of a lasting peace and prosperity for the people of the State, country and the sub continent.

The Chief Minister has also welcomed the announcement of the Union Home Minister of an increase in the Prime Minister’s Developmental Package to around Rs One lakh crore saying it would go a long way in pacing up the developmental revolution in the State.

 

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