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Rajnath Singh to visit Kashmir to review situation

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Srinagar, Jun 01: Home Minister Rajnath Singh is planning a visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review security situation in the state, a media report said.

According to a report in ‘The Economic Times’ Singh is going to take decision on the extension of “unilateral ceasefire” besides taking stock of arrangements for Amarnath Yatra, which is to begin on June 28.

Quoting State government officials the report said Singh is likely to arrive around June 10 for two days.

During the visit, he will convene review meetings with the officials of Army, police, paramilitary forces and the government functionaries to assess the ground situation, the report said.

Rajnath Singh had recently stated that New Delhi was ready to hold dialogue with Hurriyat and Pakistan, to which Hurriyat leaders responded by seeking more clarity over the initiative.

Governor meets HM

New Delhi, Jun 01: Governor N N Vohra today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him the prevailing situation in the state where the Centre has suspended operations against militants during Ramazan, which started from May 17, officials said.

During the half-an-hour meeting, the Governor briefed the Home Minister on the security situation in the state, particularly in Kashmir valley, which had seen a spurt in violence in recent months.

Vohra and Singh discussed the ongoing suspension of operations by government forces and its impact in the Kashmir Valley and the initiatives taken by the Centre’s representative Dineshwar Sharma in holding talks with a wide cross-section of society, an official said.

The situation along the border with Pakistan, which often witnesses infiltration attempts by militants and cross-border firing, also came up for discussion.


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