Rajnath Singh warns separatist leaders in valley

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today issued a veiled warning to separatist leaders in the Kashmir Valley, where he reviewed the security situation following the Pulwama terror attack. Without taking names, Singh said the officials have been asked to “review” the security provided to those “who take money from Pakistan and ISI.”

He accused that there are some elements here who take money from Pakistan and ISI. He said that he has told the officers that the security provided to such people should be reviewed. He said, “They are involved in terror conspiracies too. They are toying with the future of the people, especially the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.”

He asserted that India will win decisive war against terrorism. The Union home minister also called for restricted “civilian traffic” on the highways during the movement of the convoys of the security forces.

“Civilian traffic movement will be restricted for some time during movement of army and security forces convoys. This may cause inconvenience and I apologise for this but this is necessary for safety of jawans,” Singh said after a high-level security review meeting in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh, helped carry the coffin of a slain CRPF jawan after he laid a wreath on the mortal remains of the troops, who were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

Soon after arriving from Delhi, the home minister attended a solemn function where the remains of 40 CRPF personnel were kept in coffins, draped with tricolour. Singh helped carry the coffin of a slain CRPF jawan before it was flown out of Jammu and Kashmir in a special aircraft, an official present at the function said.

The home minister, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh besides others attended the wreath laying ceremony.

“The nation will not forget the supreme sacrifice of our brave CRPF jawans. I have paid my last respects to the martyrs of Pulwama. The sacrifice will not go in vain,” Singh said. The dignitaries stood in silence till the coffins were loaded in a truck which went to the Srinagar airport.

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