Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed about the prevailing situation in the state where panchayat elections are to be held, officials said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived here to review the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.
Authorities Thursday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar as a precautionary measure in view of a strike called by separatists.
Jammu voters started queuing up outside poll booths in six districts while they came in only ones and twos in seven districts of the Kashmir Valley for the municipal polls.
Security forces have intensified checking and area domination as part of an elaborate plan to provide a sense of security for the smooth conduct of local body polls in the Kashmir Valley, officials said.
Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was halted due to heavy rains.
Newly appointed Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and is believed to have discussed about the forthcoming election to local bodies in the state, officials said.
The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for traffic due to landslides, police said.
The Amarnath Yatra resumed after three days' suspension with 137 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley.
A small batch of 346 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, officials said.