Ceasefire extension only after security review: Rajnath Singh

Says decision after proper consultation with public representatives

BK Correspondent/Srinagar
June 9, 2018 TOP STORIES 86 Views
Ceasefire extension only after security review: Rajnath Singh

The Union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the prospect of extension of ceasefire will be taken after reviewing and assessing the security situation of the state.
Singh said: ‘After proper consultation with the public representatives and reviewing the security situation, a decision in connection with the extension of ceasefire will be taken.”
“The security scenario across the state will be reviewed at the highest level soon and thereafter decision in connection with the extension of ceasefire will be taken” Singh told reporters outside Dak Bunglow Kupwara.
Singh, who is on a two day visit the Kashmir, arrived in Kupwara this morning and met several delegations of people.
The representatives of different delegations submitted list of demands to the home minister and urged him to take concrete steps for the welfare of border people of Kupwara.
He said, ‘five battalions of IR will be raised and sixty percent vacancies will be reserved for the people of border area” In reply to a question on possibility of extension in ceasefire, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said “after few days security will be reviewed at the highest level and views of the public representatives of Jammu and Kashmir thereafter will be taken before taking a final decision.
The Union Home Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta, Union Minister of State for PMO, Dr. Jitender Singh, Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Gani Lone, MLA Kupwara Bashir Ahmad Dar, Chief Secretary BB Vyas, DG Police S.P. Vaid, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir and other concerned.
The Union Home Minister interacted with delegations from various areas of the district and listened to their demands.
He assured them that all of the projected issues would be looked into.

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