Home Minister Rajnath Singh to undertake a two-day visit to Kashmir

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Published: August 23, 2016 2:56:16 PM

Authorities continued restrictions in many parts of the Valley as a curfew for the 46th consecutive day paralysed the normal lives of people living there.

Rajnath Singh, Rajnath Singh SAARC, Rajnath Singh speech blackout, Rajnath Singh PakistanAfter Burhan Wani’s death in an encounter, at least 68 people including civilians have lost their lives due to the violence prevailing in the Valley. (Reuters)

In a bid to solve the situation in Valley, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will undertake a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow. Authorities continued restrictions in many parts of the Valley as a curfew for the 46th consecutive day paralysed the normal lives of people living there.

After Burhan Wani’s death in an encounter, at least 68 people including civilians have lost their lives due to the violence prevailing in the Valley. The use of pellet guns in order to curtail the protests have resulted in hundreds of people getting injured. In wake of such circumstance, a delegation of Opposition partied led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah met President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday in order to submit a memorandum where they stated that the Centre needs to look for a “political solution” to the problem and not just an “administrative” one.

Soon after their meeting with the President, the delegation also met Priem Minister Narendra Modi in order to discuss Valley’s situation and to take out a “political solution” for it.

According to The Indian Express, Singh has conducted two rounds of talks with “eminent citizens”, mostly non-Kashmiri Muslims in order to discuss a plan of action and to initiate a dialogue with Kashmiris.According to sources, the first round was held on August 18 in a presence of 10 people in Singh’s office while the second took place on Sunday where 14 people were present including the functionaries from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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