Saying that government is fighting stones and guns without addressing the wounds caused by the guns and stone, Vakil called upon the Union Home Minister to start unconditional dialogue internally with the separatist leadership and externally with Government of Pakistan. Exercising Right of Reply at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, first Secretary at Permanent Mission of India to United Nations Sumit Seth said India said that terrorism is an extreme violation of human rights.
"Pakistan is regularly resorting to ceasefire violations". He said: "For the last four days I have been visiting J&K".
Rajnath Singh said in a press conference that the Center would not take any step that goes against the sentiments of the people of Kashmir.
He said the group did not think to provide its "valuable suggestion" to the government in "retrieving the situation".
Earlier in the day, he said that due to cost escalation, the Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) for Jammu and Kashmir is set to cross more Rs. 1 lakh crore. "Security threat can't be ruled out", said Rajnath while responding to a question in Jammu on the deportation of Rohingya Muslims who have taken shelter in India. Speaking on the presence of Rohingya refugees in Jammu, Singh said the Rohingya refugees living in Jammu city are illegal migrants.
"The aspirations of the people Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh would be taken into consideration, " he added.
"I explained to these quarters that while people of Jammu had shown solidarity with Kashmir on both these constitutional measures, the then State government hadn't implemented these resolutions", he said.
"A prominent jurist Ram Jethmalani had led the team of lawyers from the J&K before the Supreme Court and the national and global press characterised this development as a victory for Farooq Abdullah, the then chief minister of Jammu Kashmir", he said.
The panel met the party leadership and over 30 delegations representing a cross section of the society, besides representatives of National Conference, CPM and other mainstream Opposition parties.