Rajnath arrives in Kashmir on a day long visit


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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Capital city Srinagar on Tuesday in order to review overall security situation in the Valley and the India-Pakistan border, an official said, PTI reported.

“Heading to Srinagar on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Shall review the security situation and important initiatives taken in the state,” Rajnath tweeted before leaving  Delhi.

On the sidelines of chairing a high-level security review meeting, the Minister will also be interacting with some political delegations. He will meet Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhawan along with senior officials from civil administration, police and security forces and assess the prevailing situation in the state.

This is the maiden visit after the governor rule was imposed in June this year, on the heels of the urban local body election results on 20th of this month.

The Minister is expected to meet the leaders of political parties and representatives of some civil groups. The mainstream political parties Peoples Democratic Party and National Conference that have been in alliance with ruling BJP party at different times, had announced boycott for both Urban and Panchayat polls over pending case of Article 370 in Supreme Court.

The governor rule was imposed in the state soon after the BJP withdrew its support from coalition government and the resignation of PDP chief Mehbooba  Mufti as Chief Minister of state.


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