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Mehbooba Mufti to meet PM Modi today

News Agencies | Updated on: 27 August 2016, 9:32 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and is most likely have a discussion on the current state of unrest in the valley.

She will meet the Prime Minister at his 7 RCR official residence around 10:30 a.m.

This will be the first meeting between the two after the unrest broke out in the valley last month following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.

The meeting comes days after Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the state, where he assessed the situation on ground and held meetings with representative of civil society, political parties, Pahari community leaders and several individuals to understand what needed to be done to restore normalcy in the valley.

Singh also met Mehbooba Mufti, Governor N N Vohra and state cabinet ministers.

Yesterday, Mufti had strongly defended the action of security forces and claimed that 95 percent of the people were keen on resolving the Kashmir issue politically and through dialogue, and added that only five percent of the people were resorting to agitation.

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister had a meeting with a delegation of opposition parties from the state led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah.

The Prime Minister had expressed his deep concern and pain over the situation in the valley and asked all political parties to work together to find a permanent and lasting solution to problems in the state.-ANI

First published: 27 August 2016, 9:32 IST