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‘Love’ dove  mantra for ValleyPrime Minister Narendra Modi

‘Love’ dove mantra for Valley

Kashmir on ‘Mann ki Baat’ — ‘mamata, ekta’ best solution to end unrest29 Aug 2016 | 1:42 AM

NEW DELHI:In his “Mann ki Baat” programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today touched upon topics varying from environment to the upcoming Ganesh Utsav to Teacher's Day celebrations.

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Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 28

In his “Mann ki Baat” programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today touched upon topics varying from environment to the upcoming Ganesh Utsav to Teacher's Day celebrations. But it was his “ekta and mamata” (unity and love) mantra to end the Kashmir unrest and thoughts on improving the future of sports, after India’s dismal performance at the Rio Olympics, that stayed.

Warning those fomenting trouble in the Valley using children to create turmoil, he said that during his interaction with different political parties, “unity and love” emerged as the best possible solution to the Kashmir issue. This earned him the appreciation of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Leading a delegation of Opposition parties, Omar had recently met the PM. 

“Good to see @narendramodi ji continuing where he left off after meeting Opposition parties,” the National Conference leader tweeted.  “From the interactions I had with parties on Kashmir, one common factor emerged — that ekta and mamata for the people of Kashmir alone would work,” the PM said. He cited the GST example, saying "political parties of diverse political views" had stood as one on the matter. “It is the country's strength that unity of vision has led all political parties to join hands on the GST  as well as on Kashmir,” he said, effectively reaching out to the parties to speak in one voice on Kashmir. 

The compassionate approach — an extension of the process that began with the Opposition leaders meeting the PM and subsequently the Home Minister toeing a softer line — seems to be a part of the Centre's track-2 approach, say observers, indicating a quick solution was now the government's top priority. The PM had a word of caution for those instigating violence in the Valley. “Every single life that is lost in Kashmir, be that of a youth or of security personnel, it is our loss, loss to our own people, loss to our nation,” he said.

"Those putting innocent young boys forward to disrupt peace in Kashmir will have to some day answer them," he said (a reference to stone- throwing youths)

The PM used the opportunity to congratulate Olympians Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and PV Sindhu, observing: “It seems the country's daughters took it upon themselves to protect the honour of the country.” Admitting India had not done well at the Games, the Prime Minister said its players (athlete Lalita Babar, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Abhinav Bindra) had nevertheless “made a mark.” Referring to the Task Force set by the Centre to prepare an action plan for "effective participation of Indian sportspersons" in the next three Olympic Games (2020, 2024 and 2028),  he asked the states to identify two games in which they could possibly excel. 

Rajnath may lead  all-party delegation

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to lead the all-party delegation which will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 3 even as the state continues to be on edge. As unrest in the Valley continued for the 51st consecutive day, the Home Minister reviewed the situation with top BJP and government functionaries. PTI

Mehbooba offers to donate eye for pellet victim

Jammu: During her visit to the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi to meet pellet victim Insha, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti asked doctors if Insha’s vision could be restored through an eye transplant and offered to donate her eye. “If we have to take Insha to any part of the world, we will do that. My sister lives in  US. We will try to seek the opinion of doctors there,” she told mediapersons. TNS

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