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Mehbooba meets Rajnath over Kashmir security issue

The meeting comes following the attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 10.

india Updated: Jul 15, 2017 12:37 IST
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. (PTI file photo)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union home minister Rajnath Singh here on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the state.

The meeting comes following the attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 10 in which seven people died.

The meeting began at 11.30am and lasted for almost an hour.

“Ensuring security of Amarnath Yatra obviously topped the agenda of the meeting,” said an aide to the home minister.

Their meeting also came a day after the home minister briefed top opposition leaders on the situation in the Valley and steps taken the ensure better security for the Amarnath pilgrims.

The opposition has slammed the government for failing to ensure security of Amarnath Yatris.

The home ministry in consultation with the state government has decided to erect 21 more security pickets on the Amarnath route to check whether any vehicle carrying Amarnath Yatris is moving beyond the deadline of 7pm in the Valley.