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PM Narendra Modi appeals to “misguided youngsters” in Kashmir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to “misguided youngsters” to shun the path of violence and join the national mainstream, saying every stone or weapon picked by them led Jammu and Kashmir to the path of instability.

The Prime Minister, who is on his first visit to the state after announcing the suspension of anti-militancy operations during the holy month of Ramzan, said there are foreign powers at play in the state which do not want development of Jammu and Kashmir. “Every stone, every weapon, raised by misguided youths destabilizes their own Jammu and Kashmir. The state will have to come out of this atmosphere of instability,” he said.

Modi said the youths need to join the mainstream development of India and of Kashmir for their future and that of coming generation.

Amid the chanting of “Modi, Modi”, the prime minister inaugurated the project and laid the foundation stone for the Srinagar Ring Road at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre.

The 42.1-Km, four-lane Srinagar Ring Road will link Galandar in West Srinagar to Sumbal in Badnipora district. The Ring Road in Srinagar is aimed at reducing traffic congestion in these cities and making road travel safer, faster, more convenient and more environment-friendly.

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