No power can stop Kashmir from becoming heaven again: Rajnath Singh

In a tweet, Singh, who is accompanied by newly-appointed Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior MHA officials, said that he has "come here with an open mind and willing to meet anyone who helps government find solutions to the problems faced by the state".

Rajnath Singh reached here on Saturday on a four-day visit.

He said also that he was upset to see daughter of deceased J-K police personnel, Zohra, crying.

Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level Security Review Meeting in Srinagar today on the law and order and security situation in the State.

The home minister posted updates from his meeting on Twitter.

"By observing the strike, the people of Kashmir will prove to the world and the Indian leadership that by using military might against the people or harrasing the leadership, the people's movement in Kashmir can not be crushed", the separatists had said in a statement while calling for shutdown. Singh's Kashmir visit comes in the backdrop of PM Modi's Red Fort speech where he had said neither bullets nor abuse can solve the Kashmir problem. The separatists refused to open gates for a detachment of parliamentary delegation that sought to meet them.

Siah said the reason they met the minister this time was that the tourism industry had been battered by two years of unrest.

Terrorists on Saturday attacked the police party at a bus stand in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, reported news agency ANI.

The group was set by the Congress in April after the situation worsened in the valley due to widespread violence by protesters following the death of eight persons in firing by the security forces during bypolls to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency.

The internet services remained suspended in Sopore and adjoining areas.

The militants also fired on a security forces party at Burbugh village in Imam Sahib, Shopian in south Kashmir this evening. Unconfirmed reports said that one terrorist was killed in the encounter.