We want permanent solution to Kashmir based on five Cs, says Rajnath Singh

Srinagar: Exuding confidence that the situation in the state had improved as compared to that of the last year, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on September 11 said the government is working towards a permanent solution to all issues in Kashmir on the basis of “five Cs”.
The Home Minister described these as “compassion, communication, co-existence, confidence-building and consistency”.
The Central Government will not do anything “against the sentiments” of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Rajnath said, amid a raging debate over the fate of Article 35A under which residents of the state get special privileges.
“The situation has changed and it is much better than before,” Rajnath said while addressing a press conference before leaving for Jammu as part of his four-day visit to J&K.
The Home Minister said terrorism had destroyed generations but the government would not allow the future generation to get harmed by violence. He said the poor had been victimized more by the violence in which the trade and tourism had suffered badly. A wrong message had gone out that the situation in Kashmir is bad and not good for tourists, he said.
He appealed to people to visit Kashmir as tourists and for business purposes. “I appeal to all to visit Kashmir as people here are ready to welcome tourists from across the world. There is no danger in Kashmir,” the Home Minister said.
“I am willing to meet anyone who wants to help us in resolving problems of Kashmir. There is no question of a formal or informal invitation. Those who want to talk should come forward. I always come here with an open mind,” Singh said when asked if the government was ready to hold talks with separatists.
“If need be, I will visit Kashmir 50 times in a year. We will continue our efforts to bring peace here and this is our firm conviction,” Rajnath said.
He said the government does not want to leave out any of the stakeholders with whom dialogue should be held.

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