Home Minister to review internal, external security for deciding ceasefire extension
Srinagar, Jun 06: The visit of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is not just a usual visit but part of a bigger exercise to break the political logjam after a decade in Jammu and Kashmir.
Top sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh is part of a bigger exercise the incumbent Modi government tends to undertake in Jammu and Kashmir to break more than ten year long political logjam in the state and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh publicly extending an offer of invite to Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik is not ruled out.
The Home Minister, sources said, is also likely to take stock of the internal and external security arrangements vis-à-vis the suspension of operations against militants in Kashmir valley and the broader understanding reached between DGMOs of India and Pakistan over ceasefire on borders. “The Home Minister would most probably take a call on extension of ceasefire after assessing the security situation in the state, sources added.” The Home Minister is also likely to discuss security arrangements for upcoming Amarnath Yatra with Chief Minister, top ministers of the Mehbooba government and top officials of police, paramilitaries and army.
When contacted senior PDP Minister and government spokesman Naeem Akhtar told Kashmir News Service (KNS) “the visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh is surely part of a bigger exercise the Modi government has started with the announcement of unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir. The government forces have been showing patience despite attacks on them with grenades and bullets from the other side. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav have in ambiguous terms extended the offer of dialogue to Joint Resistance Leadership and it is for the Joint Resistance Leadership to respond positively to the offer of dialogue extended to it by New Delhi.” (KNS)