Home secretary to visit Valley today to assess situation

Srinagar: Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi is visiting Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to take stock of the situation in the Valley, a day after a young Kashmiri officer of the Indian Army was killed by militants in Shopian district, PTI reported.

Mehrishi will meet governor NN Vohra, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and discuss with them the prevailing situation in the state, the report said.

The home secretary will also hold a meeting with top civil, police and army officers to review the security situation in the state, the report added.

Jammu and Kashmir had witnessed violence during the April 9 by-poll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat in which the government forces killed eight civilians. The Election Commission had also cancelled the May 25 by-poll to Anantnag Lok Sabha seat, saying the situation there was not feasible for holding the election.

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