Terrorist recruitment rate declining in Jammu & Kashmir : Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairing the security review meeting at Srinagar. Photo : PIB

Initiative has been taken for road connectivity in border areas of terrorism affected Jammu & Kashmir. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed that road connectivity will be taken up for Kargil, Dras, Gurez and Keran. He said that detailed project reports (DPR) has been sought for the same.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation and takes stock of the important developmental initiatives in the state. He addressed a press conference at Srinagar, later on. Addressing the media at Nehru Guest House, Shri Singh congratulated the State government for successfully conducting the Urban Local Body elections in a free and fair manner without any untoward incidents of violence during polls across the state.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired the meeting on the security situation in the state and also met the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Satyapal Malik. He also said that, to curb the problem of rampant corruption in the state, a major initiative will be announced shortly.

According to a press release Rajnath Singh said that a major shift that has been observed in the last 4 months in view of the security scenario of the state as there has been a decrease in the number of stone pelting incidents. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh claimed that there is a decline in the rate of militant recruitment in Jammu & Kashmir.

Terming the deaths of civilians that took place in an explosion after encounter in Kulgam, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh expressed his regret over the loss of lives and extended his condolences towards the families of the deceased and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families. He appealed the civilians not to visit encounter sites shortly after the operations.