1. Kashmir crisis: Rajnath Singh visits state, curfew continues for 15th consecutive day

Kashmir crisis: Rajnath Singh visits state, curfew continues for 15th consecutive day

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on Saturday to take stock of situation inthe violence-torn state, as clashes continue between security forces and locals.

By: | New Delhi | Published: July 23, 2016 1:35 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on Saturday to take stock of situation inthe violence-torn state, as clashes continue between security forces and locals. (Reuters) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on Saturday to take stock of situation inthe violence-torn state, as clashes continue between security forces and locals. (Reuters)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar on Saturday to take stock of situation inthe violence-torn state, as clashes continue between security forces and locals. Curfew continues to be imposed in the valley for 15th consecutive day following violence that started a day after Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar was killed by the millitary forces.

Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that security forces were instructed to exercise maximum restraint while dealing with the protests in the Kashmir Valley.

Singh said he had spoken to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who said she would come to Delhi in the next two to three days to hold discussions.

“I told her that I myself would like to go there, stay in a guest house and meet people there,” he said.

The Union Home Minister said that all political parties have tried to work for the resolution of the Kashmir problem.

“The Kashmir issue needs to be dealt with collectively. Everyone needs to partake in the responsibility of making the situation better,” Singh said.

Rajnath Singh is on a 2-day visit to Kashmir.

The police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength to maintain Law and Order in the Valley.

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