Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan for trying to destroy the Kashmir Valley by derailing the peace process repeatedly through cross-border terrorism.

Speaking at a ‘Tiranga Rally’ here, Rajnath Singh said: "Pakistan is continuously trying to create unrest in Kashmir. It wants to destroy it and derail peace in the Valley."

"I want to tell the people of Kashmir that we not only love the land of Kashmir but also its people. I would like to appeal to the Kashmiris that we do not want to see stones, bricks and firearms in their hands but pen, computers and jobs. We want to see you employed," Singh said.

He said that a violent protest cannot be a solution to a particular issue. There should be peace at first then issues can be resolved through talks.

"Some people are trying to create hatred among Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Parsis by following the divide and rule trick adopted by British rulers but they have been failed miserably. No one can divide the people of India," Singh said.

He said if people want to make India a great nation, then all residents regardless of their community, race or religion will have to contribute and go ahead together.

According to Singh, whenever China or Pakistan tried to show aggression at the borders in the past, "our people stood united and challenged them".