JK: Policeman killed, two injured in a terrorists attack in Anantnag

Union home minister Rajnath Singh along with J-K deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh and Union minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh at a press conference in Srinagar on Monday

During this, he will meet Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Mahbuba Mufti.

Earlier, delegations of various national and regional parties called on the Union Home Minister.

"The Congress party wanted to go to all the three regions of the state and hold deliberations with the people, " Mr Azad told reporters here this evening after almost 20 delegations interacted with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh headed high level Congress Policy and Planning Group of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs.

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"The Home Minister impressed upon the officers of the State and Central Government to work in a coordinated manner for the in time implementation of the projects under PMDP".

Singh has said that he is going to J&K with an open mind and is ready to meet anyone who wishes to help resolve differences through dialogue. He said it will create jobs for the people of J&K.

The home minister also had meeting with leaders and representatives of various political, social and trade organisations to know their views on the issues confronting the state.

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Home Minister is scheduled to visit Anantnag tomorrow, where is likely to meet some youth and civil society members besides security officials.

During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State. Rajnath will spend two days in the valley while in Jammu region for two days. The visit comes three weeks after Modi's assertion from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the Independence Day that solution to Kashmir problem would be found by hugging the people rather than using bullets and abuses.

Later in the evening, an encounter erupted in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district late in the evening. "We urged the minister that either the Prime Minister or he himself should appeal to people in India to visit Kashmir and that it was safe here", he said.

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