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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