Home Minister Rajnath Singh To Visit Kashmir Today

SRINAGAR: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in Kashmir today on a two-day visit to take stock of the law and order situation in the Valley.

He will be accompanied by the Directors General (DGs) of paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

According to official sources, Mr Singh will a high level security meeting in Srinagar in addition to one-on-one interaction with state Governor Narinder Nath Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. He is scheduled to fly back to Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

45 people have died and over 2000 have been injured in over two weeks of clashes between demonstrators and security forces amid protests over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani earlier this month.

The centre has already sent over 3,000 paramilitary troops to the state to assist the state government restore peace in the trouble-torn valley.