Rajnath Singh on two-day visit to violence hit Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: On Saturday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit the Kashmir Valley which remains under curfew for the 15th day following protests a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militants Burhan Wani. During visit, he would take note of the situation here.

As per reports, Singh will stay in the Kashmir Valley for two days. This will be his second visit to the state this month as his visit to the Kashmir Valley came at the time when eight CRPF men were killed by militants during an encounter in Pampore area of Pulwana district.

Singh would meet the officials and the public delegations today so as to end the curfew imposed in the area since July 9, a day after the killing of Burhan and his two associates. He will also visit few areas in South Kashmir which have been hit by violence.

During protests here, 46 civilians and 2 policemen were killed.

Curfew continues to be imposed in Kashmir`s Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts.