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India wants goods relations but Pak has to take initiative: Rajnath

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

wants good relations with all its neighbour, but needs to take initiative and stop using it soil for promoting terrorism against India, said today.

"As far as is concerned, it is our neighbouring country. We want good relations with all our neighbours," Singh told a press conference here.

The said that needs to make efforts in this direction. "It should take the initiative by stopping use of its soil for aiding and promoting terrorism (against India)," he said.

He was replying a question on the possibility of resuming peace talks with Pakistan in the backdrop of a purported IB report detailing ISI plot to assassinate

Replying to another question with regard to security of Amarnath yatra in the

backdrop of Ramzan ceasefire, Singh said that for "peaceful people, the month of Ramzan is very pious month. The PM had announced ceasefire so that they do not face any difficulty during Ramzan".

He said the government will review the security situation and will talk to others stakeholders. "Whatever will be right, will be done," he said.

Replying to another question on whether the BJP had "surrendered" before ally PDP on the issue of ceasefire and was going soft towards separatists, Singh reiterated that "for talks, there is need for people to be right minded and not like minded".

Singh also said that the Centre had taken up with the issue of FIRs against security persons.

Asked whether the government will withdraw the cases against security forces in Valley, who are often confronted by stone pelting mobs, as they have given to stone pelters in Kashmir, he said, "was given earlier. We have talked to in this direction (withdrawal of FIR against security force personnel)".

Asked whether his 5C formula announced in September 2017 during his visit to has yielded any result, he indicated that the situation had improved considerably.

"The movement, which is seen in other parts of the country, was witnessed by me on the roads of and people in large numbers responded to me. At the sports stadium, 5,000 people had gathered, in which there were locals too and it was very peaceful", he said.

In September 2017, during his visit to Kashmir, Singh had said: Our government is keen for the permanent solution of the Kashmir problem and I want to implement a five- point programme which could be called as 5-Cs ; compassion , communication , co-existence , confidence building measures and consistency .

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 21:20 IST