SRINAGAR: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and northern army commander, Lt Gen DS Hooda, met governor, N N Vohra, on Wednesday to discuss the Kashmir situation.
In an hour long meeting at the Raj Bhavan here, Vohra and the chief minister discussed various “important matters relating to the urgent restoration of peace and normalcy in the state”, an official spokesman said.
“They also discussed issues relating to the union home minister-led all party delegation’s visit to the state on 4-5 September, 2016,” he added.
Meanwhile, Lt Gen Hooda, also met the governor at the Raj Bhavan, the spokesman said.
“The governor discussed with General Hooda the obtaining internal security situation in J&K,” he said.
Earlier in the day, Hooda, accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt General Satish Dua, visited Khanabal in Anantnag district and Haiderbeg in Baramulla district where he interacted with the army personnel.
“He took a firsthand account of the ground situation during his interaction,” the spokesperson said.
“While he stressed on the continued need for positive engagement with the people to alleviate their hardships and help bring back normalcy at the earliest, he also impressed upon all to re-invigorate the security matrix in conjunction with other government agencies,” the spokesman added.
The army commander appealed to the people to maintain calm and contribute towards restoration of peace in the Valley.