New Delhi: India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in Kashmir on Wednesday on a two-day visit to review the situation and he may hold talks with a cross section of people, a move which comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “deep concern and pain” over the situation in Kashmir.
This is the second visit of Singh in a month to the Valley which has been witnessing unrest since July 8 when Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by government forces.
As many as 68 people, and two policemen, have been killed and several thousand injured in clashes of people with government forces.
In his last visit, Singh had said that the Indian government wanted an “emotional relationship” and not a “need-based relationship” with the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
On Monday, while meeting a joint opposition delegation led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked all political parties to work together to find a “permanent and lasting” solution to problems in Jammu and Kashmir.