Government wants emotional bond with Kashmir: Rajnath

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the Indian government doesn’t want any “forcible” bond with Jammu and Kashmir but a relationship based on emotions.

“We are not for a forcible tie-up with Kashmir but want to build emotional ties,” Rajnath Singh told reporters here, winding up a two-day visit to the restive Kashmir Valley.

The minister’s visit came amid street protests triggered by the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani which has left over 45 people dead and thousands injured.

–IANS

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