Rajnath Singh asks J&K government to expedite implementation of PMDP

File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and NC working president Omar Abdullah
File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh and NC working president Omar Abdullah
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11 September, 2017

The Home Minister also said that Centre has issued orders for bullet proof vehicles at all police stations in the state.

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

During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State. Home Minister said the rehabilitation package for Jammu migrants has been implemented under the package.

The panel would visit Kashmir Valley on September 16 and 17 and Ladakh region on a later date.

Even as the separatists have not given any positive reaction to the Home Minister's visit in the backdrop of ground situation, the people are keenly watching the proceedings of the latest visit, which came after more than a year. The former Prime Minister is scheduled to assess the security scenario and have interaction with cross section of people as leader of the Congress Panel on Kashmir.

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They are also expected to meet the delegations of farmers, Gujjars, Paharis, schedule caste and schedule tribe, the spokesperson said.

Interacting with the security personnel in Anantnag where terrorists just few hours before his arrival killed a J-K policeman and wounded two others, Rajnath commended the police personnel and said that he had a message of Prime Minister Narendera Modi acknowledging the bravery and valor of the police in the state. They were hospitalized, where one of them identified as constable, Imtiyaz Ahmed succumbed to injuries.

Home Minister said, "Iss dehshatgardi se Kashmir ko nijaat mil ke rahegi aur phir se humara Kashmir jannat ban ke rahega (we will find respite from this unrest and Kashmir will be heavenly place again)".

"But there are some militants, who only want militancy and nothing else", Singh said exuding confidence in cops, "(they) call for Jihad for Jannah (heaven)". In another incident a local Hizbul Mujahideen "district commander" Shahid Sheikh was killed in an encounter in Reban village near Sopore in North Kashmir.

"The nation is supporting the courage of our security forces".


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