Srinagar: A host of Jammu and Kashmir
ministers have been camping in various parts of the state to
meet the people and bring down the tempers besides asking the
cadres of ruling National Conference and Congress to ensure
restoration of peace in troubled areas.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked his entire team of
ministers to fan out to various parts of the state, including
trouble-torn North and South Kashmir, besides posting senior
ministers including Abdul Rahim Rather in Jammu to oversee the
arrangements in the temple city for Amarnath pilgrims.
"We have been kept here to ensure that all arrangements
are in place and that none of our pilgrims face any problems,"
Rather said over phone from Jammu.
The state Chief Minister has kept a senior Cabinet
Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon on move on the Jammu-Srinagar
highway to ensure smooth passage of the yatris and supply of
essentials for the people of the valley.
"I am at present in Ramban and holding talks with the
pilgrims. There is clear directions from the Chief Minister
that no one should be facing any problems and we are all at
the job," Akhoon said.
Tal Mohiuddin, another senior minister in Omar`s cabinet,
has been shuttling between Baramulla and Sopore in North
Kashmir and meeting prominent citizens of the areas. "I have
requested them to maintain calm and peace besides help the
administration in restoring normalcy," the Minister said.
He said the cadres of NC and Congress have been asked to
step out and spread the message of peace after violence in
Another minister Sakina Itoo has been camping in South
Kashmir and meeting a cross-section of people to restore
normalcy in the area.
The state government has kept Deputy Chief Minister Tara
Chand in Phalgham to ensure that there was no problem to
Amarnath yatris coming from Anantnag and Baltal.