India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh held Sunday a meeting in Srinagar to review the law and order and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
J&K Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief Minister Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the army besides state administration officers were present in the meeting.
Kashmir has always been a conflict area between India and Pakistan since 1947 when both these countries got freedom from the British rule. In order to stake their claims over Kashmir, India and Pakistan have fought two bloody wars in 1965 and 1971, besides incessant skirmishes between the rival armies.
Earlier, delegations of various national and regional parties called on the Union Home Minister. Rajnath Singh held discussions with as many as 33 civil society delegations comprising more than 200 members representing traders, tour operators, farmers, youth associations, and other groups.
He also visited the Jammu and Kashmir Police Lines and CRPF camp in Anantnag district. He was accompanied by the State’s Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Kumar Singh and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
The Union Home Minister said that the nation is indebted to the supreme sacrifices made by the security forces and no amount of money can compensate their sacrifice.
He said we will again make J&K into a “heaven on earth” and no force can stop the country from achieving this goal. Rajnath Singh said this is his fifth visit to the state within the space of a year.
Reiterating the commitment of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Minister assured that the Centre will provide all assistance to the state and resolve all issues of the security forces including housing and welfare activities for the jawans.
On the third day of his visit today, Rajnath Singh will address a press conference in Srinagar before visiting relief camps at Nowshera in Rajouri district and interact with BSF jawans at Rajouri. He will arrive in Jammu later in the afternoon and meet various delegations.
Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau
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