The home minister in an important announcement said that a report on pellet guns will be given by an expert committee within a few days and the government will come up with an alternative soon.

The home minister said that an all-party delegation will travel to Jammu and Kashmir soon to hold talks on how to end problems in the troubled state. He also appealed to the youth in Kashmir to maintain peace in the region.

“I have said it before also that youth in Kashmir should have pens, books and computers in their hands and not stones. We have to identify those elements who are trying to mislead some of our youth in Kashmir,” he said. “I appeal to all Kashmiris not to play with the future of youth in the Valley,” he added.

He also said almost all political parties have sent their delegations to Kashmir. “I have met about 300 people during my visit. I had said before coming that I will meet anyone who wants to talk,” he said.

The home minister praised the role of security forces in the region and said more than 4,000 security personnel were injured during the protests and also appealed to people not to forget the role they played during floods in Kashmir.

Mehbooba Mufti Says Youths Used As Shields

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also addressed the press conference and said that the youths from Kashmir were used as shields to attack Army camps by some elements in the region. She added that these elements want “our children  to suffer.”

“No solution can be found by stone pelting and attacking security camps,” the chief minister said.

The chief minister again said that 95 per cent people of the state don't want violence but they want peace. “There should be legal proceedings against the 5 per cent people in Kashmir who are creating disturbance,” Mufti added.

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