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Prime Minister to visit Srinagar on June 7

india Updated: May 19, 2010 17:44 IST
Amir Karim Tantray
Amir Karim Tantray
Hindustan Times
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be coming to Srinagar on a two-day visit on June 7 to address the convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir Agriculture University of Science and Technology-Kashmir (SKAUST-K).

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has extended the invitation to Prime Minister to address the convocation of the university.

During October last year, Manmohan Singh visited Srinagar to inaugurate the Qazigund-Anantnag rail link.

It is for second time in eight months that PM is going to visit the state, sending a message to people that how much he is concerned about Jammu and Kashmir. His purpose of visit might be limited to address the convocation but his message is clear that UPA is government in general and Congress party in particular is wishing to address the Kashmir problem.

Though the programme of PM is limited but the visit has increased the excitement among people of the state. On one side India and Pakistan are trying to come close and improve the relations and search solution for every issue including Kashmir, there was a need to take in to confidence people of the state before coming up any solution to the Kashmir issue.

The visit of PM could be seen a step towards that so that people of the state couldn’t feel isolated.