Mehbooba meets Rajnath Singh amid spurt in violence in Kashmir Valley

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Oct 18, 2017,

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday met Union home minister Rajnath Singh and discussed various issues, including the recent spurt in violent incidents in the Kashmir Valley, an official said.

During the 30-minute meeting, the chief minister briefed the home minister about the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the steps taken to maintain peace in the state.

Singh assured Mehbooba of all central assistance to her government in maintaining peace in the state, a home ministry official said.

The spurt of violence in Jammu and Kashmir include attacks on security personnel, killing of a PDP worker and the subsequent attack on his house and throat slitting of a teacher.

Alleged incidents of braid chopping have also triggered panic in some parts of the state. Today, four persons were injured when security forces fired on a mob in Pahalgam area following an alleged braid chopping incident.(Agencies)

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