Senior Janata Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said India has to win hearts of Kashmiris and need to think of an alternative to pellet guns.
"We have to win their (Kashmiris') hearts the way Sardar Patel worked for India. He understood the grassroots," Yadav said in his speech during a discussion on ongoing Kashmir unrest in Rajya Sabha.
He said that they don't need to forget that Kashmiris voted a year back. "We must work to win their hearts. Think of an alternative to pellet guns. It is worse than killing them," said Yadav.
"Jawans are also suffering. India's sons are fighting one another. We should send a message of peace," he added.
"To save the nation, one must add… Force has to be used. But I agree we should ban pellet guns. Though I know force has to be used sometimes. You have to control terrorist activities and use force inside if Kashmir has to be kept in India, says Yadav, as reported by The Hindu.