New Delhi, Aug 23: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday in the wake of the ongoing tensions that have engulfed the state following the death of Burhan Wani, the Hizbul Mujahideen commander. Singh will be accompanied by the home secretary and other senior officials of the ministry.
The Home Minister has been exploring ways of trying to find a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir crisis. He also held a meeting with eminent citizens, most non-Kashmiri Muslims to find ways to resolve the crisis.
At the meeting Singh said that he would be encouraging civil society groups to go to the Valley and interact with the protesting youth. Further there was a re-think on the use of pellet guns.
Singh also said that apart from sending an all party delegation to Kashmir the role of clerics in spreading the message of peace would be explored.
Those at the meeting suggested to Singh that strongly worded statements by ministers against the Kashmiris should be avoided. Further it was also suggested that televisions channels must be asked to tone down the narrative on Kashmir.
An impression is being created to suggest that India is at war with Kashmir, the eminent citizens had also suggested to the Home Minister. Further it was also suggested that the promises made to the people of Kashmir must not be broken and the trust deficit must be narrowed.