Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Will Visit Srinagar Today To Review Security

The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat would be visiting Srinagar on Friday to review the security situation and preparedness of security forces in the wake of increased ceasefire violations.

This would be his first visit after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik stressed that “normalcy” has returned to the valley.

On Wednesday, Malik said there have been no civilian casualties in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. “We managed to keep things under control during Panchayat elections, Lok Sabha elections and even now. Every Kashmiri life is valuable to us, 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,” Malik said at a press conference.

After the Union Government abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh early this month security was beefed up and massive restrictions were imposed. The revoking also led to tensions between India and Pakistan, resulting in internationalising of the Governments doings.