Taking in view Thursday’s suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday announced that it has been decided to stop civilian movement when convoys of security forces pass through any area.
Rajnath Singh told media persons that civilians will face a little difficulty for which he apologises.
Without naming the Valley based Hurriyat leaders and those indulging in anti-India activities, the Home Minister said there are some elements who are hand-in-glove with terror organisations and ISI in Pakistan.
“They take money from Pakistan and ISI to create unrest in Kashmir. They are also involved in terror conspiracies and as such are playing with the future of the people and especially the youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
“The security cover provided to such elements will be reviewed,” he announced.
Rajnath said that he has asked state governments to extend maximum assistance and help to the bereaved families and necessary directions have been given to the officers.
He said, “We’ll see this fight against terrorism to the end.”
The Home Minister also visited the military hospital where he met the injured CRPF personnel.
Earlier, the Home Minister reviewed the situation and took stock of the terror attack from top military and police officers in a meeting in Budgam where he laid wreaths on the bodies of the martyrs. He lent his shoulder to carry one of the coffins.
Rajnath Singh, J-K Governor Satya Pal Malik, Army’s Northern Command GOC-in-C Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, CRPF DG RR Bhatnagar and J-K Police DGP Dilbag Singh were among those who paid tributes to slain troopers in Budgam during the wreath laying ceremony.
Meanwhile, a 12-member team of the NIA reached Srinagar and collected vital clues from the suicide attack spot near Pulwama.