Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reached Srinagar this morning on a 2-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
He is accompanied by Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba and other senior officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Rajnath Singh addressed a Sports Conclave at SK Indoor Stadium Srinagar. He would also review overall security scenario of the State and also the progress of PMDP at separate meetings in Srinagar this afternoon.
The Home Minister is also scheduled to interact with media-persons in Srinagar and Jammu. He will be leaving for Jammu tomorrow.
The Home Minister, after reviewing law and order situation with the state Governor N.N.Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and senior officials of various state and Central departments, would take a call on whether to continue with Ramadan ceasefire after the Eid festival or not.
While the state government wants the continuation of the Ramadan ceasefire beyond the Eid, top sources suggest the field commanders of the Army have argued that the cessation of hostilities from only one side is helping the militants to regroup and increase their numbers through recruitment of local boys.
On the second day of his visit, the Singh would review the security along the international border in Jammu and also deliberate on the situation that has been arising because of the migration of border residents due to cross-border firing.