The visit of the army chief comes even as Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik and Ministry of External Affairs were emphasizing that normalcy is responding to the Valley.
In the first visit after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was dismissed, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat will be in Srinagar on Friday to review the security situation and mobility of security forces in the wake of grown ceasefire violations.
The visit of the army chief comes even as Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik and Ministry of External Affairs were emphasizing that regularity is turning to the Valley.
On Wednesday, Malik said there had been no civilian casualties in Kashmir after the abolition of Article 370.
Malik said in a press conference in Srinagar, “We managed to keep things under control during Panchayat elections, Lok Sabha elections and even now. Every Kashmiri life is valuable to us, and we don’t want the loss of even a single life. There has been no civilian casualty, only the few who got violent are injured”.
In a view to enhance the educational system in the Valley, the government will introduce 50 new colleges in the region, announced by him.
On August 5, Security was beefed up in the region after the abolition of Article 370 and split of the state into 2 Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The issue has also led to a slugfest between India and Pakistan, with the neighbor trying to internationalize the matter. India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.
Pakistan has said the resolution of the Kashmir issue as per the UN resolutions was its top foreign policy agenda. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan has always supported bilateral talks with India, but the Indian leadership was not ready for it.
“Resolution of Kashmir according to UN resolutions, is the cornerstone of our foreign policy,” said Faisal.