J&K: Rajnath holds review meeting on security situation

Rajnath Singh

Srinagar/New Delhi, Oct 23: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a review meeting in Srinagar over the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

He also met Governor Satyapal Malik at the Raj Bhawan along with senior officials from civil administration, police and security forces and assessed the prevailing situation in the state.

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

This is Rajnath Singh’s first visit to the valley after imposition of governor’s rule and comes on the heels of the urban local body election results on October 20.

Two main political parties — the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that have been an alliance partner of ruling BJP’s at the Centre and state at different times had boycotted recently held the urban and the upcoming panchayat polls.

After PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti stepped down as Chief Minister following the withdrawal of support by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the governor’s rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir.

The state has been witnessing unrest with several incidents of violence perpetrated by terror outfits regularly.


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