Shopian: Picture from a street of Kashmir which has been often portrayed as the valley of unrest, would bring a smile into the face of any patriot. Though one of the ‘dreadful’ decisions has been taken about the state, the picture shows normal life is back in the valley. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is seen in the picture having lunch with local residents here.
Doval was in Kashmir to assess the security situation in the state, which was put under curfew hours ahead of the government’s announcement. All communication, including the internet and telephone (both mobile and landline), were also snapped. On Wednesday, however, the NSA was spotted sitting and interacting with a handful of local people outside shuttered down shops in an empty market place in South Kashmir’s Shopian.
Between bites of wazwan, Doval was seen explaining to the people how the new set up would ease people’s lives by improving health facilities and education. ‘The government will make every effort to better the education of the children in the valley. It might not be as good as the private institutes, but you’ll definitely see an improvement,’ he told the people.