Srinagar, July 24: Authorities on Sunday lifted the ongoing curfew from four districts of the Kashmir Valley as the law and order situation showed marginal improvement.
The districts were Ganderbal, Badgam, Bandipora and Baramulla, police confirmed.
The state government has already ordered opening of schools in these four districts.
Officials said curfew and restrictions would, however, continue in parts of Srinagar city.
Rajnath Singh had a detailed discussion with state Governor N.N.Vohra.
He is slated to meet meet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti later on Sunday.
Before leaving for Delhi, the Union Home Minister will chair a high level security meeting to discuss the prevailing law and order situation, officials said.
Political party delegations scheduled to meet Rajnath Singh on Sunday include one from the National Conference (NC).
However, the Congress party has decided not to call on the minister.
G.A.Mir, president of state Congress unit stated that there was no point meeting Rajnath Singh saying, “There has not been a single people friendly measure from the state government since the Chief Minister chaired an all party meeting which was attended by us (Congress).”
In the meantime, four patients suffering from serious eye injuries due to pellet gun shots were airlifted on Saturday for specialized treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
Train services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and Bannihal town in the Jammu region, however remained suspended for the 16th day on Sunday.