Omar meets Rajnath

NEW DELHI, Feb 16:  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought his intervention to ensure safety of Kashmiri students and traders in various parts of the country.
In his 30-minute-long meeting with the Home Minister, Abdullah also requested Singh to make sure that peace returns to the Jammu region where violent protests erupted after a suicide attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district killed 44 CRPF jawans.
“Just met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sb to personally pay my condolences for the tragic deaths in Pulwama on Thursday. I requested him to take all steps necessary to ensure Jammu remains calm (sic),” Omar wrote on Twitter.
“I took the opportunity to inform Rajnath Singh Sb of the reports I had received of Kashmiri students & others being threatened/harassed and requested him to appoint a nodal officer in HMO India to ensure the directive issued to states is followed in letter & spirit (sic),” he said.
“I’m grateful that Rajnath Singh Sb gave me time at very short notice & his response to my requests was extremely positive,” Omar said. (PTI)