Kashmir issue dominates Rajya Sabha on first day of monsoon session: As it happened

Parliament's Monsoon Session began on Monday, with the Rajya Sabha holding a discussion on the Kashmir unrest issue.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2016 - 23:30

New Delhi: Parliament's Monsoon Session began on Monday, with the Rajya Sabha holding a discussion on the Kashmir unrest issue. The next few days are expected to be stormy over a host of issues, including the Supreme Court verdict on Arunachal Pradesh, the Central government's move on Uniform Civil Code and India's failure to secure NSG membership.

18 July 2016, 18:07 PM

CM Mufti and I discussed on how to start dialogue with civilians of Kashmir: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 18:05 PM

It's name is Pakistan but its actions are 'napaak', says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

18 July 2016, 18:01 PM

What happened in Kashmir is extremely condemnable. We communicated to J&K CM to show maximum restraint: Rajnath 

18 July 2016, 18:00 PM

Forces have been told to use non-lethal weapons in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

18 July 2016, 17:59 PM

We are ready to send medical specialists to Kashmir: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 17:55 PM

We will use force on militants and sympathy on civilians: Rajnath Singh 

18 July 2016, 17:54 PM

Kehne ko to woh Pakistan hai, lekin uski har harkat na-pak hai: Rajnath 

18 July 2016, 17:50 PM

We will do everything to normalise situation in Jammu and Kashmir: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

18 July 2016, 17:49 PM

Everything which is happening is Pakistan sponsored: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 17:49 PM

Pakistan is playing a dirty game in Kashmir: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 17:48 PM

I told CM Mehbooba Mufti that I wanted to come and talk to people of Kashmir: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 17:42 PM

I will talk to J&K CM about providing ration to all those people who arent able to leave their houses due to curfew: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

 

18 July 2016, 17:38 PM

I am constantly in touch with J&K CM and whatever needs to be done to stabilise the state we will do it: Rajnath Singh

18 July 2016, 17:37 PM

PM Modi's first meeting after arriving in India was a review meeting on J&K situation: Rajnath 

18 July 2016, 17:32 PM

1744 injured civilians treated and have been discharged. 1671 security force personnel were injured and one jawan died: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 17:32 PM

When PM Modi was on foreign tour, I didn't call him but he did. He inquired about Kashmir situation and steps to be taken: Rajnath Singh

18 July 2016, 17:31 PM

We had asked forces to not use fatal weapons. 1948 civilians were injured, many already discharged: Rajnath

18 July 2016, 17:30 PM

I want to inform everyone that I called the Govt in J&K asking everyone to exercise as much restraint as possible: Rajnath Singh

18 July 2016, 17:29 PM

We are surer than ever that all political parties stand together to talk about the Kashmir issue, against terrorism: Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha.

18 July 2016, 15:58 PM

Excessive force has been used in J&K, action should be taken over that - Yechury

18 July 2016, 15:56 PM

On what basis do you talk about winning hearts when bullets are being fired in J&K, says CPM leader Sitaram Yechury.

18 July 2016, 15:40 PM

In a faux pax, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal refers to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as Azad Kashmir in Parliament.

18 July 2016, 15:40 PM

No nation would allow itself to just sit and watch when its unity and integrity is attacked - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 15:38 PM

When mobs having thousands of people start attacking police stations and set them on fire, it is obvious that there would be some action from the security forces - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 15:36 PM

It is important to unanimously appeal to youth in Kashmir to not join any protests so that security personnel aren't forced to take action - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:55 PM

Thinking that everything is wrong only since the formation of the PDP-BJP government is incorrect - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:52 PM

How does one deal with civilians when protests turn violent and each person throws dozens of stones at the security forces - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:52 PM

We would also expect the security forces to exercise maximum restrains while dealing with civilians and innocent people - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:51 PM

We also feel bad when innocents are hurt in such operations and in such situations. But security forces also can't keep silent when they are attacked - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:50 PM

People were protesting against security forces, not the government - Jaitley  

18 July 2016, 14:49 PM

Protests broke out in Kashmir following the death of Burhan Wani in an encounter - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:47 PM

Security forces are attacked in Kashmir - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:45 PM

The battle in J&K is not between parties but the country and separatists - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:44 PM

The situation in Kashmir has not deteriorated either because of BJP-PDP coming together or because of some debate on TV over Kashmir - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:43 PM

There are times when we should rise above political differences for the nation - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:42 PM

Pakistan never reconciled to the idea of J&K being part of India - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:42 PM

BJP and PDP joined hands for the sake of the nation, like the Congress and the PDP had formed government together in the past - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:41 PM

The only option of government formation in J&K after polls was for the BJP and the PDP to come together - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:39 PM

Don't need to recall here Congress' history in Kashmir - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:38 PM

To think that it (the unrest) is in response to the formation of BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir would be politicising the issue - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:37 PM

I agree the situation is serious in Kashmir. But we must show statesmanship and rise above party politics - Jaitley

18 July 2016, 14:36 PM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is now speaking in the Rajya Sabha.

18 July 2016, 14:32 PM

What is the reason behind the existing volatile situation despite there being curfew for 10 days? This means the wounds are so deep that a simple treatment is not healing - Azad

18 July 2016, 14:31 PM

I am not saying that Kashmiri people had complete faith when Congress was in power, but there was a sense of trust in some corner - Azad

18 July 2016, 14:30 PM

Governments are run on trust and faith, but the people of J&K have a sense of mistrust towards the current government - Azad

18 July 2016, 14:30 PM

But we don't want to be with you in this, considering how the common man in Kashmir is being treated - Azad

18 July 2016, 14:29 PM

We stand with the government in ending militancy but we don't support this kind of treatment with civilians - Azad

18 July 2016, 14:29 PM

We are with you to end militancy: Azad in Rajya Sabha to government

18 July 2016, 14:27 PM

Shouldn't there be a difference between militants and the common public, asks Azad.

18 July 2016, 14:27 PM

Should locals be treated in the same way as we treat militants? Should same bullets that are used on militants be used on innocents people of J&K? asks Azad in Rajya Sabha.

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