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Rajnath Singh to undertake 2-day visit to conflict hit Kashmir

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Srinagar | Aug 23 (PTK): With mass uprising in Kashmir refuses to end, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is all set to undertake a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley beginning tomorrow.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officials will accompany the minister.

During the visit, the HM will review the situation and may hold talks with cross section of people, a move which comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “deep concern and pain” over the situation there.

This is the second visit of Singh in a month to the valley since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with government forces.

The Home Minister had said the Centre wants an emotional relationship with the state and not just need-based. Singh had said the central government will talk to whosoever needed once peace and normalcy is restored in the state.

“As far as Government of India is concerned, I want to make it clear that we don’t just want need-based ties, but to build an emotional relationship with Kashmir,” he said, reaching out to the people in the Valley while making a fervent appeal to them to help restore peace and normalcy in the state. (PTK)