Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath

Rohingyas illegal immigrants, not refugees: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Rohingyas are not refugees who have applied for asylum in India but illegal immigrants who “will be deported”. Addressing a seminar organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), a tough-talking Singh asked why some people were objecting to the deportation of Rohingyas when Myanmar was […]

Don’t believe, forward WhatsApp messages without verification: Rajnath

Don’t believe, forward WhatsApp messages without verification: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday that anti-national elements have been trying to foment tension in the society by posting unverified information on social media and asked people not to forward such messages without verification. Singh said information and news, that was completely wrong or having no basis, was being regularly circulated […]

Mission Rajnath in Kashmir: A Review

Mission Rajnath in Kashmir: A Review

By JAVID AHMAD AHANGER Kashmir, constantly perceived as a developmental problem in the Indian context, is just piling up old rhetorics in New Delhi’s court. The recent visit of the Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh , to Kashmir once again appears to be a disappointing one as of his previous ones. It is common knowledge […]

India expected to be open defecation free by Oct 2019: Rajnath

India expected to be open defecation free by Oct 2019: Rajnath

NEW DELHI: The whole country is expected to be open defecation free by October, 2019, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. The government is confident of fulfilling the prime minister’s vision of making India open defecation free by October, 2019, Singh said after launching the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ (Cleanliness is Service) campaign of the […]

Jama’at ridicules Rajnath’s ‘sham’ statement on Article 35-A

SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir has ridiculed the statement of India’s home minister Rajnath Singh in which he said that ‘New-Delhi would not go against the sentiments of people of Jammu & Kashmir on Article 35-A’ and termed it “an attempt to hoodwink international community”. “The statement of Indian Home Minister is entirely sham, fraud […]

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Gaining faith of people of Kashmir paramount: Rajnath

Jammu: The government is trying to regain the faith of people of Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday and sought support of all political parties and stakeholders to resolve the problems of the state. Singh, on the last of his four-day tour of the state, said the security situation in Kashmir is […]

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

HM’s statements give rise to cautious optimism

Srinagar: The recent two-day visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Kashmir apparently signals a softening of the position of Government of India (GO) with respect to talks with the Hurriyat and on the issue of Article 35A. Until Rajnath’s statement on Monday, the GOI had given no assurances to the J&K government that it […]

Too Formulaic!

Too Formulaic!

The Home Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, has said that “Five Cs form basis for resolution of problems of Kashmir – compassion, communication, coexistence, confidence building and consistency”. On the face of it , these fine sounding words suggest a change of heart among and in the attitude and approach of powers that be towards […]

Valley shuts against Rajnath’s visit

Valley shuts against Rajnath’s visit

A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on Sunday on the call of the joint resistance leadership (JRL) to protest against union home minister Rajnath Singh’s visit. The state government had taken preventive measures in view of the strike call and the deployment of troops was increased, especially in Anantnag district

Rajnath promises police bullet-proof vehicles, vests, trauma centres

Rajnath promises police bullet-proof vehicles, vests, trauma centres

Srinagar: In his address to policemen at Police Lines Anantnag on Sunday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that the government will provide a trauma centre and bullet-proof vehicles to all police stations in Kashmir. Rajnath, who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, said that the centre had […]

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