In A first, Kashmir Valley Witnesses Zero Calls For Shutdown By Separatists During India Visit Of A US President

In A first, Kashmir Valley Witnesses Zero Calls For Shutdown By Separatists During India Visit Of A US PresidentSrinagar’s Lal Chowk (Representative Image) (Sarkaaaar/Wikimedia Commons)

In an unprecedented positive development in the Kashmir Valley, for the first time during the visit to India by a serving President of the United States (US), the Valley witnessed zero instances of shutdowns or any anti-India statements being issued by Hurriyat or the leaders of the separatist and regional political parties, reports The Hindu.

However, to ensure that no law and order mishap took place in the Valley, the security apparatus had been buffed up on Monday (24 February). The security forces had set up several mobile bunkers along the highways to keep vigil.

Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to India, security forces had also stepped up operations against active militants and sleeper cells operating in the Valley to bust the possibility of any strike during the course of the visit and after.

President Trump is on a visit to India along with his wife, the First Lady of the US Melania Trump. His daughter Ivanka Trump and son in law Jared Kushner are also accompanying President Trump on the India visit.