MoS in PM Office, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that "Kashmir issue is settled beyond any debate."
He said those seeking to rake it up as an issue, "are doing so either out of a vested political interest because they have been thrown out of power or they belong to so-called separatist camp and have a vested interest in keeping the Kashmir pot boiling to sustain their relevance."
Addressing a public function here, Dr Singh said, "Now it is a war of perceptions and we are ready to fight it out conclusively."
He said, "Kashmir is a closed chapter for 125 crore people of India and we shall not allow a handful of self-seeking activists or self-styled intellectuals to open this chapter, thus holding to ransom the future of the youth of Kashmir."
Dr Singh called for liberal support to non-profit making educational institutions like Ekal Vidyalaya which are "aimed at imparting education to the poorest of the poor in the most remote and inaccessible hilly terrains."
The function was organised by Ekal Vidyalaya Samiti.