Rajnath Singh in Srinagar, Mehbooba Underscores Need for Dialogue


Srinagar—Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday began a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the security situation during a meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti even violence was reported from South and North Kashmir which resulted in death of at least one militant and a policeman.

The arrival of the Home Minister, who tweeted that he was visiting the state with an open mind and was ready to meet with everyone who could help in the solution of the problems in Kashmir, also came as senior Hurriyat leaders were placed under house arrest and JKLF chief Yasin Malik was arrested ahead of their proposed protest at the NIA headquarters in Delhi.

Soon after his arrival here, the Union Home Minister had a one-on-one meeting with the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the overall situation, implementation of the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) and execution of Prime Minister’s Development Package in the State.

The Chief Minister impressed upon the need to reach out to all sections of the society in the State which has been duly recognized in the AoA. She said the needs and problems of the people of the State have been recognized in the AoA and its implementation needs to be fast paced.

The two leaders recognized the need for timely implementation of the AoA which provides a definite roadmap to resolve the problems confronting the State.

Mehbooba Mufti also requested for regular and timely release of funds for various projects under the Prime Minister’s Development Package.




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