Rajnath, Jaitley Discuss Protests At Encounter Sites

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NEW DELHI: Militancy and protests at encounter sites in Kashmir came up for intense discussions at a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley besides others.

During the hour-long meeting, top intelligence brass gave presentation on the prevailing situation in the state, which has seen spurt in militancy-related incidents in the past, and how to deal with it, official sources said.

Protests by locals at encounter sites, ‘radicalisation’ of youths are other key issues which were deliberated at the meeting, also attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.

The meeting took stock of Pakistan’s alleged attempt of using social media to incite youths in Kashmir Valley to storm encounter sites to help holed-up militants.
 

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