Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh reaches Kupwara; to meet families in border areas

08 June 2018, 01:15 PM
Rajnath Singh arrives in Kupwara; to meet people living in border areas (Photo Source: PTI)
Rajnath Singh arrives in Kupwara; to meet people living in border areas (Photo Source: PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday arrived in Kupwara along with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and MoS PMO Jitendra Singh.

On the second leg of his two-day tour, Singh met representatives of 'Gurjar' community in the district. He is also scheduled to meet people living in the border areas of the state.

Earlier on Thursday, the Home Minister reviewed the security situation in Kashmir valley following the suspension of anti-terror operations during the holy month of Ramadan (Ramazan).

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During his speech at Srinagar's Sher-e-Kashmir Indoor Stadium Singh said, the Centre has a "lot of love" for the state and they will withdraw cases against those, who were "mislead into stone pelting".

Further, Singh urged the youth not to follow the path of destruction, bombing and terror saying that the government had initiated several schemes to secure their future.

"I want to appeal to the youth that they should take the path of development. They should not go on the path of destruction," Singh stated.

The home minister on Thursday also hinted that the Ramazan ceasefire, announced by the government on May 16, could be extended further. It may continue beyond the Eid and during the Amaranth yatra, beginning on June 28.

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The Ramazan ceasefire was mainly proposed to understand the impact of the suspension of anti-terrorists operations on the life of citizens in India.

During his two-day visit, Singh will be holding talks with Governor N N Vohra, CM Mufti, top civil, police and paramilitary officials in the state.

First Published: Friday, June 08, 2018 12:47 PM
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