Misguided children should be treated with compassion, not put into jails: Rajnath Singh in Kashmir

Time & Us
Last Updated: September 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm


Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that he has asked the administration and forces to treat “misguided” Kashmiri children with compassion.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Singh said he has directed the security forces and the administration that children who have been “misguided and pushed int
“Such misguided children should be dealt with according to the juvenile justice system and not locked up in jails. They should be properly counselled and treated with compassion,” he said.
Asked about the arrests of separatist leaders in the state, the Home Minister said the National Investigation Agency is the premier investigating agency of the country and is acting according to the law of the land, but added that this should not deter those who want to talk to the government.
“Law will take its course, but we are ready to speak to everybody. We have never opposed talks. The all party delegation came here and met everybody, we did not oppose that. I have already said that all stakeholders are welcome and anybody ready to talk to us is welcome,” he asserted.

Asked whether a formal invitation would be extended to the separatists for a dialogue Singh said: “What is formal or informal? We invite everyone. I request your help to restore peace and understand the intentions of the Prime Minister who said Kashmir problem will be resolved by embracing the people of Kashmir and not by ‘Goli'(Bullet) or ‘Gaali’ (Abuses)”.