Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said his aim is to provide Rs one crore as monetary relief to the families of personnel of central armed forces killed on duty.
“You are working for the safety of the people of J&K, you don’t have anything to do with politics.
“There are militants who only want militancy while they claim to be fighting for making Kashmir a ‘Jannat’ (Heaven).
“I can’t bear the tearful face of his daughter, Zohra.
“Yesterday, another cop Imtiyaz was killed by militants.
“JKP cops are giving sacrifice for Kashmir, for the country and for Kashmiris, but it is unfortunate that people are not ready to understand it.”
ASI Rashid Ahmad was killed by militants in Anantnag town on August 28 this year while he was doing routine duties.
Constable Imtiyaz Ahmad was killed and two other policemen injured in a hit and run attack at the Anantnag bus stand on Saturday.
The Home Minister said it was only the local police that can help normalize the situation in Kashmir.
Reiterating that he has come to meet anyone with open mind, Singh said, ‘Magar Kashmir Ko Deshatgardi Say Najaat Dilao (But please rid Kashmir of terrorism)”.
He said he must be the only union home minister who visited J&K four times every year.
The Minister’s address was followed by a question-answer session.