Vohra in Delhi, Holds Crucial Meetings

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New Delhi: Governor N.N. Vohra met Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday to discuss the worsening security and law and order situation in the state.

During the 40-minute meeting, Singh and Vohra reviewed the ground situation in the Kashmir valley and the steps taken to control it.

Issues like infiltration from across the border, activities of separatists and street protests by students were discussed at the meeting, official sources said.

The situation along the border, where two soldiers were beheaded by the Pakistan Army on Monday, also figured in the meeting.

According to officials, the Home Minister and the Governor also discussed Monday’s militant strike in Kulgam district that killed seven people including five policemen and the killing of two Indian soldiers near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch.

Vohra was likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise him of the situation in the state, especially against the backdrop of Monday’s violence.

The spike in street protests, especially after students joined them, was also discussed, the officials said.

The meeting comes after the Home Minister chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to review the situation in the state.

Monday’s meeting was attended by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain, RAW chief Anil Dhasmana and Central Reserve Police Force chief Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar.

 

 

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