Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday directed the security forces to go after those instigating youths to indulge in violence Jammu and Kashmir and try to bring back normalcy in the state within a week.
The directive was given during an hour-long meeting the Home Minister had with top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, besides others.
Singh said that normalcy should be brought back within a week and school and other educational institutions should function as students are worst sufferers during the prolonged turmoil, sources said.
Attempts should also be made to reopen shops and other commercial establishments which were shut completely, the Home Minister told the officials.
The Home Minister reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and officials briefed him about the prevailing situation in Kashmir as well as along the border and the steps taken to bring back normalcy in the state, official sources said.