Rajnath Singh begins 4-day J & K visit today

11 September, 2017, 00:16 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Rajnath Singh begins 4-day J & K visit today

Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri NN Vohra, Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Union Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba and Senior Officers of the Army, CAPFs, Security Forces besides State Administration were present.

As many as 24 delegations, mostly related with trade and tourism activities, called upon the Home Minister on the first day of his visit.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Sunday Union home minister Rajanth Singh rushed to the state only after the Congress announced its schedule.

The resistance leaders in a statement issued in Srinagar said: "The strike is being observed by the people of Kashmir to prove to the world community and the Indian leadership that genuine people's movement in Kashmir can not be crushed by using military might or harassing the leadership".

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Singh once again stressed that he is willing to have a discussion with anyone with an open mind and he is ready to listen to the problems of the people.

The Union minister, who is on a four-day visit to the state, is scheduled to address a press conference here tomorrow before flying to the Rajouri district in Jammu for the second leg of his visit. He said it will create jobs for the people of J&K.

The home minister will chair a review meeting in Anantnag later on Sunday. He, however, alleged that the day PDP-BJP government took over the state affairs, the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened. The Home Minister had last time visited the Valley in August 2016 while leading a parliamentary delegation but there was no breakthrough. "We are proud of our CRPF personnel.Courage can not be purchased from any market and you are born with unassailable and unmatched courage", he added. The separatists refused to open gates for a detachment of parliamentary delegation that sought to meet them.

A fire fight between militants and forces was also raging in Burbugh village of Imam Sahib area in southern Shopian district. One AK 47 rifle with two magazines and 23 rounds of live ammunition, one grenade and pouch were found on the slain militant, he said.

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