J&K Governor meets Rajnath, briefs on situation in state

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and apprised him of the situation in the state in the wake of ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops and arson attacks on educational institutions.

“Had a meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra in New Delhi today (Tuesday). He apprised me of the prevailing situation in the state,” Rajnath Singh tweeted.

During the meeting, Vohra is said to have briefed the minister on the ongoing shelling of civilian habitations by Pakistani Rangers in the border areas.

Vohra talked about the migration by residents of dozens of frontier villages in Jammu and Kashmir following ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Pakistan has been violating ceasefire since the September 29 surgical strikes by the Indian Army on seven terrorist launch pads, in which unspecified number of terrorists were killed, in Pakistan-administered Kashmir across the Line of Control.

The Governor informed Rajnath Singh about the arson attacks on schools in the Kashmir Valley in the past few weeks. At least 25 schools, most of them run by the government in south Kashmir, have been destroyed in mysterious fires.

There has been no studies in any valley school in the last 115 days of turmoil that has left at least 92 persons dead and thousands injured.