He said he called for observing the "black day" to express solidarity with "Kashmiris who are facing atrocities at the hands of Indian forces".
The 20-day "monsoon session" of the parliament began Monday in New Delhi.
He underlined that Kashmir can not be ruled "through the barrel of the gun or bullets" and demanded that responsibility be fixed for "excessive use" of force. "The people of Chenab valley, Pir Panchal region and other areas of Jammu and Ladakh gave a befitting reply to those making false claims that only Kashmiris want a resolution to the Kashmir dispute", Rashid added.
Asking the youth to stay away from the agitation which is being held against the killing of a militant, he said, "When thousands of people attack the police, then understandably, there will be action".
Talking to the outgoing US Consul General in Lahore Zachary Herkenrider, who called on him at Mansoora on Tuesday, Sirajul Haq asked the US to play a role in ensuring grant of right to self-determination to Kashmiris guaranteed in the United Nations resolutions.
"Governments are run on trust and faith, but people of Jammu and Kashmir have a sense of mistrust towards the current government". Since their Independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir. Later, Education Minister Naeem Akther had met the editors and asked them not to bring out editions for next three days as movement of newspaper staff and distribution of newspapers was not possible because of strict curfew restrictions across the Kashmir Valley.
"Government conveyed to us that it was a mistake".
On the use of pellets against protestors, Rajanth said the Centre did not favour it. It also denounced the curbs imposed on use of internet and cell phone facilities.
"However, they apparently didn't realise that it will widen the issue beyond India's border, giving Pakistan more ammo to invite attention on Kashmir".
Responding to Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad on the issue, Jaitley said that it was not television debates on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir or anything else that was causing unrest there, "it was Pakistan that was creating the problem".
On alleged excesses by the security forces in the Valley, Mr Jaitley said it is for them to decide on the quantum of force to be used to tackle the ground reality. The fact is that when Congress was ruling in the Centre, it did nothing to resolve the Kashmir dispute due to the fear that BJP may exploit it among Indian masses.
"We need to know who took the decision on the ban".
"Will Pakistan become the saviour of Islam?"
Asking Pakistan to lay off, Singh said, "It is for the government of India to look after minorities of India and we will do so, whether it is Muslims, Sikhs, Christians or anybody".