NSA Ajit Doval in Kashmir, reaches out to people
Ajit Doval met people in Shopian and spoke to them about the benefits of scrapping Article 370.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has taken over at the front himself, now that Article 370 is a done deal. He is now in Kashmir to take stock.
According to the news agency ANI, he met people in Shopian today. He ate lunch with the locals and allayed their doubts. This exercise is an attempt to reach out to the people of Kashmir directly.
Doval asked the people how things were. He assured them that all this was being done so that the future of Kashmiri children was secure. "We will make Kashmir such that you and your children can live well." He asked people to pray, because there is power in prayer.
Home Minister Amit Shah said in the Lok Sabha yesterday that the government would not talk to the separatists. He had said that if we have to talk, we will talk to the people of Kashmir and will solve their problems.
The National Security Advisor also met policemen and security forces in Shopian. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh was also present.
Officials say that the situation was normal except for some incidents of stone pelting.
Ajit Doval arrived in Srinagar on Tuesday. He met Governor Satyapal Malik and took stock of the situation.
[Autotranslated from Hindi]