Rajnath chairs high-level security meeting in Srinagar

Mehbooba, senior officials take part in the meeting.

Updated - November 17, 2021 05:03 am IST

Published - July 24, 2016 03:34 pm IST - Srinagar

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets J&K Chief Minister Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar on Saturday.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets J&K Chief Minister Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar on Saturday.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday chaired a high-level security meeting, met delegations of political parties and is slated to visit south Kashmir’s Anantnag district before returning to New Delhi.

The high-level meeting was attended by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior bureaucrats, police officials and those from State and central intelligence agencies besides top officials of paramiliatry forces.

A National Conference delegation led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Mr. Singh in Srinagar’s Nehru Guest House.

He also met a delegation of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and some other political leaders of Kashmir.

Mr. Singh is scheduled to visit the crisis-hit Anantnag district where he will take stock of the ground situation and interact with administrative officials.

The Home Minister will fly back to New Delhi on Sunday evening, concluding his two-day visit to the trouble-torn Valley.

Authorities have already lifted curfew from four of the 10 districts in the Kashmir Valley earlier on Sunday.

Restrictions imposed in the rest of the areas were slightly eased as the ground situation has showed marginal signs of improvement after 15 days of heightened tension across the valley following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 9 that has so far resulted in the loss of 46 lives.

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