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People corrupting minds of Kashmir youth should be dealt first: Sushil Pandit

Updated: Aug 10, 2016 13:09 IST      
People corrupting minds of Kashmir youth should be dealt first: Sushil Pandit

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Kashmiri activist Sushil Pandit on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'concern' for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He, however, said unless and until the people who are corrupting the minds of the Kashmir youth are dealt with, every other spoken word would go waste.

"I think the entire country was waiting for the Prime Minister to speak on this matter. It is very reassuring for the people of Kashmir that the Prime Minister sees their concerns and their pains. But he is not the first prime minister to say these words. Over the past seven decades, India's successive prime ministers have reached out to the people of Kashmir with all the assurances and the governments have done their best in the state," Pandit told ANI.

"What needs to be done is those who creates trouble, who handover the stones to these children, who plants seditious slogans in their mouths, they are to be dealt with. And unless they are dealt with, every other spoken word will go waste," he added.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Naredndra Modi broke his silence on the ongoing violence in the Kashmir valley following the death in an encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and said a handful of misguided people are hurting the great tradition of Kashmir and appealed to the youth to join him in fulfilling the dream of making the place the world's paradise.

"A handful of misguided people are hurting the great tradition of Kashmir. I appeal to the Kashmiri youth come along, we will together realise the dream of making Kashmir the paradise of the world. We give so much love to Kashmir, while some people are causing it a lot of harm," said the Prime Minister, while addressing a public rally after unveiling a statue of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad at his birthplace.

Stating that Kashmir is a paradise for Indians, Prime Minister Modi said, "Every Indian desires to go to Kashmir, every Indian loves Kashmir. The boys, who should be holding laptops, bats and balls in their hands and dreams in their hearts, are carrying stones."

"The freedom that every Indian has also belongs to every Kashmiri. We want the same bright future for every youth in Kashmir. We are the people, who walk the path that Atal Bihari Vajpayee took when it comes to Kashmir," he added while asserting that Kashmir wants peace.

The Prime Minister further said the Centre as well as the BJP-PDP coalition government under Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is making all efforts to solve the problems of Kashmir through development.

"The citizen of Kashmir wants to earn more money through tourism. We want to provide employment opportunities to the Kashmiri youth," he said.

Expressing his gratitude to the nation and the opposition for showing solidarity with the Centre on the matter, the Prime Minister said, "I want to thank the nation, I want to thank Congress that we all very maturely made attempts to deal with the situation in Kashmir." (ANI)

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