New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the law and order situation in the Kashmir valley.
Home Secretary Anil Goswami, Joint Secretary (Kashmir division) Gyanesh Kumar, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief Dineshwar Sharma and senior Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials were present at the meeting held at Rajnath Singh’s residence.
During the high-level meeting, Rajnath Singh also spoke to J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to take stock of the security condition in the valley. He offered ‘all possible support’ to Mehbooba Mufti after the death of 16 people in widespread clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting against the killing of a top Hizbul Mujahideen leader, Burhan Wani. Curfew was imposed in the Kashmir Valley after the protests.
Following the discussions the centre has rushed paramilitary forces to the valley. The Amarnath Yatra, which was earlier suspended, has also been resumed. The safety of the pilgrims during the Yatra will also be handled by the additional forces.
As per reports, 4000 yatris have already done darshan since last evening.