New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met about 20 delegations of civil society, political parties, Pahari community leaders and several individuals on the second day of his visit to Srinagar today. A six-member delegation of the resident Sikh community discussed with the Union Home Minister the concerns of minorities in the state.
Interacting with the media before winding up his visit, Rajnath Singh announced that a nodal officer will be designated in MHA to address the grievances of the people of Kashmir directly.
Singh, accompanied by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and Senior Officers of MHA, returned to New Delhi later this afternoon. During his two-day stay at the Nehru Guest House in Srinagar, the Union Home Minister held over ten meetings yesterday with a wide spectrum of political parties and chaired a meeting of Senior Officers of Security Agencies and State Government to review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley.
Delegations of all major political parties including the state’s ruling PDP and BJP, main opposition National Conference, besides Congress, CPI(M), regional People’s Conference, People’s Democratic Front and Democratic Party Nationalists held talks with Rajnath Singh.
During his two-day visit the Union Home Minister met about 400 persons in 30 delegations and received their inputs on the J&K situation. He also appealed to the people to help maintain law & order and restore peace.