Kashmir protests: Rajnath to visit Valley to find a way forward

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New Delhi, July 23: In a bid to douse the fire in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh will begin his two day visit to the state starting on Saturday. Home Ministry officials say that his will be a packed schedule and the minister would be meeting with various representatives in a bid to find a solution to the ongoing problem.

Singh is also expected to meet with media personnel, businessmen among others during his visit. He will be staying at the Nehru guest house.

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Rajnath to have a packed schedule in J&K

Home Ministry officials told OneIndia that meetings are also scheduled with the Chief Minister of the state, Mehbooba Mufti and Governor, N N Vohra.

Singh will meet with those involved in the tourism industry of the state and find ways to promote the industry in a bid to boost the economy. However, there will be no meeting with the Hurriyat Conference, sources also informed.

The meeting with the separatists has been deliberately avoided as the home ministry feels that it would be a counter productive exercise.

"Meetings cannot be held with people being irrational and voicing the concerns of Pakistan. The aim is to find a way forward and ensure that there is peace in the Valley," the source further said.

The home minister will  hold one-on-one interactions during his packed two day schedule. He is expected to discuss with several officials on finding a way forward.

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