Curfew and other restrictions continued in Kashmir as authorities on July 25 stepped up security in view of a march called by separatists to Anantnag district, which has seen the highest number of deaths during the unrest in the Valley.
To a question on whether there will be any talks with separatists, Singh said, 'Let normalcy be restored first. We will talk to the chief minister and we will work only after taking her into confidence. Let us first ensure that normalcy returns.
In a setback to the government's efforts to reach out to the people of Kashmir, prominent trade and commerce bodies here today refused to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh,who is on a two-day visit to review the situation in the violence-hit Valley.