Expressing desire to bring about permanent solution to the Kashmir issue, the Government of India tonight said it is willing to have any dialogue under the ambit of ‘insaniyat‘ (humanity) to address the problem and favours good relations with Pakistan, reports said.
“We want to find a permanent solution to Kashmir issue. We are ready for any kind of dialogue within Constitutional framework. If necessary, we are even willing to hold dialogue within the framework of ‘insaniyat‘,” Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed Rajya Sabha.
In this context, he sought the cooperation of opposition Congress if it could help in any manner, the reports added.
Singh said India also wants good relations with Pakistan and is ready to hold talks with that country to end the problem of infiltration.
“We will not use any agent for resolving the Kashmir issue. We will do everything to resolve the issue with active cooperation of the state government,” the reports quoting Home Minister said.
On demands for revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, he said there is “no consensus” on the issue.
At the same time, he said a Governor is empowered to withdraw the provision from any particular area through a simple notification, reports further informed.
On communal situation, Singh said, “We are aware that India is not a country of any one community, caste or region. Our government is committed to ensure justice to all on the basis of ‘insaniyat‘ (humanity). Our concern and priority is ‘rozi, roti and suraksha‘ (employment, food and security).”
On left wing extremism, the Home Minister said the danger persists. “We will not allow violence. We will be tough,” he said, adding, if they shun violence, “we are ready for talks. But not with guns”.
With regard to fencing along the LoC, he said all damaged fencing will be replaced soon, reports maintained.