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Rajnath Singh heads for Kashmir

Sun, Sep 04, 2016, 11:05 AM
New Delhi, Sep 4: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday left for Srinagar with the 28 member all party delegation intending to establish peace in the Kashmir Valley.

"Heading to Srinagar with the All Party Delegation. We intend to talk to individuals and groups who want peace and normalcy in the Kashmir Valley," Rajnath tweeted.

The all party delegation will meet various local leaders during their two-day visit.

The delegation will review the ground situation and explore ways and means to end the ongoing unrest that has paralysed normal life in the Valley for the last 58 days.

Meanwhile authorities on Sunday lifted curfew and restrictions from the entire Kashmir Valley.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote letters to separatist leaders requesting them to meet the delegation.

Seventy four people -- 71 civilians and three local policemen -- were killed in clashes since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed.
Agency: IANS

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