Rajnath led All Party Delegation to reach Kashmir on Sep 4


Srinagar: An all-party delegation which will be led by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on September 4.

The delegation is expected to interact with a cross section of people as part of efforts to bring peace in the Valley.

Reportedly, the home minister had an hour-long meeting with BJP president Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and minister of state in the prime minister’s office Jitendra Singh and discussed the modalities of the all-party delegation.

Meanwhile, a committee, set up to find alternatives to pellet guns in the Kashmir Valley, on Monday suggested the use of chilli-filled grenades and ‘stun lac shells’ to control mobs in addition to pellet guns. This committee was set up after pellet guns have come under serious criticism for causing blindness and grievous injuries. (PTK)


Rajnath reviews Kashmir situation

NEW DELHI:Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday reviewed the security situation in violence-hit Kashmir Valley and along the Indo-Pak border areas in the state where several infiltration attempts have been made in the recent past.

Top officials, including Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and chiefs of intelligence agencies, briefed the Home Minister on the prevailing situation in the state and the steps taken to maintain law and order.

Kashmir Valley has been on edge for 53 days following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8.

The meeting had a discussion on the report of a committee which suggested alternatives to pellet guns, often used in the Valley for controlling crowds.

However, no decision has been taken on it, sources said.

The Home Minister was also briefed about the situation along the border where there have been several attempts of infiltration by militants from across the border, they said.

Singh has visited the Valley twice since the turmoil began and met a cross section of the people in an effort to restore peace.(PTI)



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