Union Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked security forces in Jammu and Kashmir to crack down on those instigating violence in the state, and restore peace within a week, reported NDTV. Singh met intelligence officials, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi in Delhi on Sunday to discuss the situation in Kashmir.
Singh directed the officials to ensure that schools and colleges reopen and civilians are able to get back to their normal lives as soon as possible. Protests and violence have disrupted life in the state since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8.
On September 10, the Indian Army deployed more soldiers in four southern districts of Jammu and Kashmir – Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag and Kulgam. Of the 70 civilians deaths in the Valley in the past two months, more than 50 took place during clashes in these areas.
On Sunday, Singh also met the Kashmiri student who topped the Border Security Force examination. Nabeel Ahmad Wani, who hails from Udhampur, will join the force as commandant. After meeting him, Singh tweeted, "The success story of Nabeel Wani shows that J&K youth have a lot of potential. His success will inspire many young boys & girls in J&K."