Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in Delhi, to discuss the situation and development in the state.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed obtaining a situation in the State particularly the plight of residents of border villages who have been suffering due to continued cross LoC shelling in the State.
The Chief Minister sought immediate construction of more individual and community bunkers besides other relief measures for the victims of border firing in the State.
Mehbooba Mufti also discussed with Rajnath Singh the implementation of Agenda of Alliance in the State and the necessary steps to be taken for its expeditious execution.
The state government’s decision to release the first offenders of stone-pelting can, therefore, have important undertones in the meeting.
On February 6, Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, replying on behalf of Minister for Home, informed that the government has approved the withdrawal of cases registered against 530 first-time offenders from Shopian during the period 2008-2017, on the basis of recommendations of the Committee constituted by the government.