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Kashmir violence: Mehbooba Mufti to meet Unified Command for reviewing security situation

Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with the Unified Command comes in the backdrop of the student unrest in Kashmir and the killing of a PDP leader in Pulwama.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2017 07:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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Mehbooba Mufti addresses media persons after meeting PM Modi in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti will chair a meeting of the Unified Command in Srinagar on Tuesday to review the security situation in the Valley.

The Unified Command, the apex decision-making body on security affairs in the state, comprises top representatives from the army, paramilitary forces, police and intelligence agencies. It will take up the stone-pelting by students, social media gag, attacks on politicians and families of security personnel besides chalking out a plan to tackle the situation in the Valley in the summer of 2017.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of the student unrest that has spilled over to the streets of Kashmir over the past week and the killing of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader in Pulwama on Monday.

There has been a clampdown on high-speed internet since last week to prevent the sharing of rumours and videos showing alleged atrocities by security forces on protesters.

The Valley has seen a surge in violence after eight civilians were killed and more than 100 were injured in security force and police actions on April 9 when the Srinagar bypoll was held.

Northern Command General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, GOC 16 Corps, GOC 15 Corps, security adviser to the chief minister, director general of police (DGP) SP Vaid, inspector general of BSF, IG CRPF, senior officers of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and RAW and deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh will take part in the meeting.

Mehbooba Mufti met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Monday and apprised them of the security situation in the Kashmir Valley. She said only dialogue would help resolve all issues and restore peace.

First Published: Apr 25, 2017 12:30 IST

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