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Situation in J&K improving, violence coming down: Mehbooba

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Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday said the situation in the state has improved as lot of violence has come down significantly.

Mufti met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, three days after the appointment of former Intelligence Bureau director Dineshwar Sharma as the special representative who will hold talks with all stakeholders in the state.

“Situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved as violence has come down a lot,” she told reporters in New Delhi after meeting the Home Minister.

Mehbooba said that she discussed with the home minister on the announcement of a special representative for Jammu and Kashmir, security situation in the state and various development issues.

Mehbooba said a detailed discussions was also held on the Rs 80,000 crore package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

“Funds are getting released and many development works are going on. Works on AIIMS in the state is also going on,” she said.

Apart from the home minister and the chief minister, senior officials of the home ministry and the Jammu and Kashmir government attended the meeting, which lasted for about 45 minutes.

Singh and Mehbooba later had a one-on-one meeting for about 15 minutes.

On Monday, the home minister had announced Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment as the government’s representative for carrying forward a “sustained dialogue” with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, in a fresh move aimed at bringing peace to Jammu and Kashmir.


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