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Narendra Modi’s Kashmir visit: Highs and lows

Shops and businesses were closed in Kashmir because of the protest by separatist groups against the visit by Narendra Modi.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2014 12:00 pm
modi-omar-L Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and spent his Diwali with victims of the recent floods which left thousands homeless. Modi also met soldiers at the Siachen Glacier.

Here are the highs and lows of his visit:

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent some time with the soldiers posted on the heights of Siachen Glacier to send the message that all Indians stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them. Read the full report..

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2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s grand Diwali gesture for Kashmir’s flood affected played out behind closed doors in a city shut down by the separatists’ bandh and slowed down by security deployment where it wasn’t already closed for business because of the floods. Read the full report
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3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official Facebook account has allegedly used a photograph of a US-based photographer to wish people on Dhanteras without attributing it to him. Read the full report
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4. Shops and businesses were closed in Kashmir because of the protest by separatist groups against the visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read the full report
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    narasimman laxman
    Oct 24, 2014 at 10:17 am
    separatists are one of the insecure, shameless lot to live in india with stan giving them money and these people don't care for all of kashmiris but just issuing threats etc., is a clear anti-nation seditious act spoiling entire people to major extent. I am surprised with these present not open society of Kashmir in their own knots. any open society will have all people of all type to come and go then business will flourish. all can live happily by making money. if any restricted society lived happily? I pity these stupid without having thinking capacity and living with continued suffering believing stan and not believing their own nation where they live comparatively peaceful and not under 100% threat. yes, I agree some errors have happened in the past by army people which is major reason for these people to blame india but all has to sit and talk with fair mind to listen patiently and formulate better solution than what we have now. means we have to start from solution which we need but tough to achieve but give space to achieve.
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      Have some
      Oct 24, 2014 at 6:54 am
      This a brillliant article. If i were a editor would have preferred to have a blank page instead of this inane piece
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