Rajnath Singh to visit violence-hit Kashmir today


As Kashmir Valley continues to remain under curfew for the 15th day running, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is slated to visit the state on Saturday to take stock of the situationRajnath Singh will be in the Kashmir Valley for two days – this will be his second visit this month to the state.He had travelled to Kashmir at the start of this month after eight CRPF men were killed by militants in Pampore area of Pulwama district.
He had then also undertaken the Amarnath Yatra.During his visit, the minister will meet official and public delegations in an effort to end the impasse brought about in the Valley since July 9, a day after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed along with two of his associates in a gunfight in south Kashmir`s Anantnag district.

The minister will also visit some areas in south Kashmir where violence has been witnessed recently.

The death toll in the current unrest stands at 48 — 46 civilians and two policemen.

Officials said strict curfew will continue in south Kashmir`s Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts while restrictions will remain in force in the rest of the Valley

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