Rajnath Singh visits BSF camps along LoC in Noushera

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He said that he would continue to meet every stakeholder in Jammu and Kashmir in the Centre's effort to find lasting solutions to the issues confronting the State. Unnecessarily an issue is being made out.Central government has not initiated any process on this issue, we have not gone to the court. Whether it was Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji or our Prime Minister Narendraji Modi, we took the initiative.

"Situation since then has improved a lot on the borders and it will further improve", said the Union Minister. "The nation is confused", said Surjewala.

Rajnath Singh held later a rally in Naushera in Jammu region where he said India wanted peace with Pakistan, but will respond to its ceasefire violations sternly. He described the sacrifices of J&K police as supreme.

Singh in his one-on-one meeting with Mufti recognised the need for timely implementation of the agenda of alliance, which the two leaders said "provides a definite roadmap to resolve the problems confronting the state".

Under-18s booked on charges of stone-pelting in Kashmir were supposed to be sent to rehab homes since 2011 but this rule was regularly being observed in its breach.

"He (Rajnath) will visit south Kashmir. You are born with unassailable and unmatched courage". He complimented paramilitary personnel for their hard work, dedication and sacrifices.

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This is Singh's fifth visit to the state in a year as he reiterated that New Delhi was committed to providing more facilities to CRPF and other CAPFs, including helicopter service in the state and housing facility.

The Minister, who will be accompanied by Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior officials of his Ministry, will also review Prime Minister's Development Package and meet various delegations at Srinagar and Jammu.

Later, a delegation of National Conference met Rajnath Singh here asked him to translate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's words of embracing Kashmiris with love into reality. He will also interact with Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and BSF jawans.

While the ruling PDP demanded initiation of political process in Kashmir to involved all stakeholders in a dialogue process, the Opposition NC raised concerns over the threats posed to the special status of J&K.

BJP has said that it will welcome the decision of the Supreme Court to abrogate Article 35-A.