As Rajnath Reaches Srinagar, Mehbooba Seeks Time Bound 'Agenda Of Alliance' Implementation

"Orders have been issued for bullet proof vehicles and for bullet jackets at all police stations in Jammu and Kashmir", said Singh.

A high level Congress policy and Planning group of J&K affairs headed by Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is arriving here tomorrow, to meet different sections of society during two days tour. Singh also added that his heart can not stop feeling the pain of the daughter.

While praising the bravery and valour of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF personnel in fighting against terrorism, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said that Center has ordered for bullet proof vehicles at all police stations in the state.

Meanwhile, a police official said that the firing from across the border in Debraj, Krishna Ghati and Ishapur in Mendhar sector started around 10.30 am, prompting retaliation by Indian troops guarding the border.

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A day before the Home Minister's visit to Anantnag district, militants killed a police constable and injured two others in Anantnag town in a hit and run attack. I am ready to have talks with an open heart, he said.

Sources further said that during his visit to the state, where he will be accompanied by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Singh will meet Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Singh, later in the day, will also interact with the personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who have been in the forefront of the anti-terrorist operations in Anantnag.

Rajnath and Mehbooba later reviewed the implementation of the Rs 80,000-crore Prime Minister's Development Package for Kashmir at a high-level meeting with officials. The opposition parties have also lashed out at New Delhi and BJP-PDP alliance for being unable to take any step to resolve Kashmir issue and not following the recommendations of earlier delegations that visited the volatile state in past one year.

  • Lawrence Cooper