CCS briefing likely on J&K interlocutors report today
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is likely to be briefed about the report of the interlocutors on Kashmir today.chandigarh Updated: Apr 12, 2012 11:15 IST
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is likely to be briefed about the report of the interlocutors on Kashmir on Thursday.
The government's apex decision-making body on security matters, headed by prime minister Manmohan Singh, is also expected to discuss the home ministry's proposal for amendment to the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
Official sources said the CCS was briefed about the report of the three interlocutors - Dileep Padgaonkar, Radha Kumar and MM Ansari - shortly after they submitted it to the government in October 2011.
Since the CCS members - finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, defence minister AK Antony, external affairs minister SM Krishna besides the Prime Minister - sought a fuller briefing on the report, home minister P Chidambaram is likely to apprise them in detail about the findings of the interlocutors and their suggestions in the meeting.
Sources said the CCS may discuss the home ministry's proposal to amend the AFSPA. The amendments pertain to taking arrests warrants in advance, taking away the power of the armed forces to open fire causing death and setting up of a grievance redress cell.
Justice BP Jeevan Reddy panel report on AFSPA, though not made public, has recommended the repeal of the controversial law, the sources said.