Curfew still in place in Kashmir as Rajnath hold talks with mainstream parties


It is to be seen whether Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s second visit to troubled Kashmir will bring any kind of solution to the problems faced by Jammu and Kashmir .The Modi government’s main aim should be take view of all political parties  and of the people of Jammu and Kashmir  and engage them politically to calm down the unrest.

On the first day of his visit, Rajnath met  delegations of different mainstream parties including form the National conference, Congress and the BJP’s coalition partner the PDP and some other groups.

All the leaders asked Rajnath that the Central government must initiate a dialogue with all the stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the problem .

Authorities on Thursday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 48th consecutive day as the separatists extended the protest shutdown till September 1.

“Curfew will remain in force in Anantnag, Pulwama and Srinagar districts while restrictions will continue in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Shopian, Kulgam and Badgam districts,” a senior police official said.

The death toll rose to 69 after a teenager was killed in clashes with the security forces in Pinglina village of Pulwama district on Wednesday.

Twenty-five people including three police officers were injured when militants who were part of a mob hurled two grenades at the security forces in Pulwama town.

Union Home Ministe, Rajnath Singh arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday on a two-day visit where he held a security review meeting with top civil, police, paramilitary, intelligence and army officials.


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