11 September, 2017
During the four-day visit, the longest by a home minister in years, Rajnath Singh will travel to Jammu and Rajouri as well as Anantnag in south Kashmir and meet civil society members, leaders of political and social outfits and business leaders.
Rajnath also talked about various important topics such as providing helicopters to CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir. "Had they moved normally like passengers, we would have no problem in allowing them [to head for Delhi]", Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said.
The terror attack took place while visiting home minister Rajnath Singh had begun holding meetings with government functionaries, security forces officials and various stakeholders on the prevailing situation in the restive state.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday pledged the Centre's full support to the Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Reserve Police Force, that have suffered significant casualties from rising terror attacks in recent weeks, as well as administrative and logistics assistance they need.
The home minister posted updates from his meeting on Twitter. However, he said, no power in the world can stop from bringing peace in Kashmir.
A screengrab of the video showing a civilian tied to an army jeep
Singh's in visit is considered a follow-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech in which he had sounded a fresh reach-out to the people of the Kashmir Valley.
They are also expected to meet the delegations of farmers, Gujjars, Paharis, schedule caste and schedule tribe, the spokesperson said. Reports said the residential house in which the militant was trapped was damaged during the gunfight.
Militants fired indiscriminately on the police personnel near the general bus stand Anantnag on Sunday the official said.
Meanwhile Internet services have been suspended and schools closed in Sopore town "as a precautionary measure".
Later in the evening, an encounter erupted in Imam Sahib area of Shopian district late in the evening.
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