Rajnath Singh praises forces in terrorism hotbed in south Kashmir

Amid Article 35A debate, rising encounters Rajnath begins 4-day J&K tour

Rajnath Singh begins 4-day J & K visit today

During his visit, the Minister will also meet Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Earlier, delegations of various national and regional parties called on the Union Home Minister.

During a series of meetings with the state's political leaders, Mr Rajnath Singh reiterated that he was willing to hold discussions with anyone with an open heart to bring peace to Kashmir. Singh, while interacting with the J&K Police personnel in Anantnag, also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has acknowledged the bravery of the police in the state. too "I have PM Narendra Modi's message for you, he appreciated & acknowledged bravery and valour shown by you", he said.

The Home Minister said he fell short of words to express his "gratitude to the cops for their work".

During the four day visit to Jammu and Kashmir Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing CRPF personnel and Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday in Anantnag said that he has bullet proof vehicles at police stations in the state.

Shunu said the exorbitant airfare to Leh round the year, especially during the months when the road-link is closed, is a source of great misery to the people.

The minister is scheduled to address a gathering of police personnel and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers at Khanabal in Anantnag district later in the day.

During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State.

The Congress' policy has been pondering over how to go about contentious Article 35-A vis-a-vis three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He said we will again make J&K into a "heaven on earth" and no force can stop the country from achieving this goal.

In the post Lunch, the group shall meet different delegation of the Civil society from different sections and walks of life.

Terrorist attacked another army vehicle near Imam Sahib in Shopian district of South Kashmir on Saturday evening.

During the gunfight, a militant has been killed sofar.

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