Home Minister Rajnath Singh today met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here during which discussions on the prevailing security situation in the state took place.
Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the state in the wake of violent protests triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8, took stock of security situation.
Earlier in the day, the Home Minister also met members of civil society who apprised him about the situation in the state. They also told him about the difficulties faced by the common citizen in the wake of protests and curfew.
This is second visit of Singh in a month to the state.
The Home Minister’s visit is an effort by the central government to restore normalcy in the Valley, which has been reeling under curfew and restrictions since trouble started.
“I shall interact will civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders,” he had said, before leaving for Srinagar, adding, “those who believe in Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat (Kashmir’s pluralist ethos, humanity and democracy) are welcome.”