Chidambaram, Omar to co-chair review meeting today
Union home minister P Chidambaram will chair a review meeting along with Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar today on development and security in the state.chandigarh Updated: May 23, 2012 12:11 IST
Union home minister P Chidambaram will chair a review meeting along with Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar on Wednesday on development and security in the state.
Chidambaram, who will fly to Kargil from Delhi to inaugurate a school function being organised by north zone cultural council, will review the security situation in the state especially during the tourism season, official sources said.
The state government recently reduced footprints of the security forces from various tourist destinations, including city centre Lal Chowk.
Chidambaram and Omar will also jointly review the present security situation, the sources said.
The Union home ministry is supportive of the Omar government's stand on partial withdrawal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
Some developmental schemes will also come for review during Chidambaram's day-long visit to the Valley.
He will arrive at Kargil airport where he will be received by Omar. Later from this Himalayan town located between Srinagar and Leh, Chidambaram will fly to Srinagar.
First Published: May 23, 2012 12:04 IST