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Dr Jitendra meets Rajnath, discusses Kashmir situation

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today met Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and discussed with him, in detail, various aspects of the current Kashmir situation in the wake of the killing of Hijbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.
Dr Jitendra Singh also conveyed to the Home Minister the concern expressed by members of the Kashmiri Pandit community through messages sent by them from across the world regarding the safety of their brethren living in Kashmir Valley. He also requested for adequate safety and security of the pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra.
Rajnath Singh, who held a detailed security review meeting attended among others by Union Home Secretary, Joint Secretary Home incharge Kashmir and heads of paramilitary forces, said that every possible assistance and cooperation will be provided to the State Government to control the situation in the Valley and restore normalcy. He said, he had also spoken to Chief Minister, J&K Mehbooba Mufti and conveyed the same to her.
Later, speaking to media persons outside the residence of Home Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, he wanted to reassure the Kashmiri Pandit community that their safety and protection will not be compromised in any manner and that, this is a collective responsibility of both the Government as well as the society. He said, he had received tweets and messages of concern from Kashmiri Pandits from across the world, including far off places like London and Dubai.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, Home Minister Rajnath Singh was personally monitoring the situation and added, any final decision with regard to the conduct of Amarnath Yatra and other related issues is best left to the wisdom of security agencies. “We are proud of our military and paramilitary forces”, he said.
This is also tourist season in the Valley, said Dr Jitendra Singh and appealed for restoration of peace because the common man in Kashmir does not wish the season to be disrupted. He appealed to leaders of mainstream political parties to avoid temptation of politicking in the name of terrorism.