Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that stone pelting cases against minors in the valley will be withdrawn. Rajnath Singh said that we cannot distinguish between our children and appealed those misleading and misguiding the youngsters of Kashmir to stop doing so. The BJP leader and Union Home Minister is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that it is not important to be like minded for talks but one should definitely be right minded for peace talks to be successful. He asserted that the Centre is committed to ensure peace in the valley despite the obstacles coming in its way:

Rajnath Singh complimented the security forces for their role in Jammu and Kashmir and for cooperating in the ceasefire.

Rajnath Singh also added that the separatists can play any kind of politics and advised the youth to stay away from the motives of the separatists. He added that Kashmir had a lot of talent and that the performance of the Kashmiri students in Union Public Service Commission exams have been exemplary:

Earlier, a high-level delegation of government officials, led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh departed for their official visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Singh is being accompanied by Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, Joint Secretary Jammu and Kashmir, Gyanesh Kumar and Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh. The two-day visit comes in the midst of multiple issues causing turmoil in the state, such as cross-border firing, ceasefire violation, militant infiltration, attacks on security personnel, and stone pelting incidents.