Srinagar: After holding a security review meeting in Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday “kids below the age of 18 will be treated in accordance with the Juvenile Act and not like criminals”. Rajnath is on Jammu and Kashmir visit.
“…kids below the age of 18 should not be treated like criminals, whatever investigation needs to be done it must be in accordance with juveline act. They must not be sent to prison, must be sent to juvenile homes,” The Indian Express quoted Rajnath Singh as said.
Rajnath Singh also appealed to tourists to come visit Kashmir and businesses to invest in the region. “To boost tourism, Centre will undertake a special promotional drive…,” he said.
Rajnath Singh reiterated his commitment to meet every stakeholder in Jammu-Kashmir and resolve longstanding issues faced by the people of the state.
“Not just five times, if there is a need to come visit Kashmir 50 times in a year I shall come. Whatever efforts need to be made for bringing peace and prosperity I will do it…,” Rajnath Singh told reporters in Srinagar.
“I would like to talk to all the stakeholders, I have always said this. I am not here keeping any reservation in mind,” he added.