Decision on ceasefire extension after security review: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday announced that decision on the extension in ceasefire would be taken after reviewing the security and proper consultations thereafter with the public representatives of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the news agency KNS, talking to reporters after meeting public delegations in frontier district Kupwara, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that delegations have put their demands before me. Central Government has taken some measures and further steps would also be taken for the welfare of border population. Five IR Battalions will be raised and sixty per cent of the vacancies for these IR battalions will be reserved for the people of border areas.”

In reply to a question on the possibility of extension in the ceasefire, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said “after few days security will be reviewed at the highest level and views of the public representatives of Jammu and Kashmir thereafter will be taken before taking a final decision. (KNS)

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