Rajnath reviews Kashmir situation, still no decision on pellet guns
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in violence-hit Kashmir Valley and along the Indo-Pak border areas in the state where several infiltration attempts have been made in the recent past.india Updated: Aug 31, 2016 00:45 IST
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in violence-hit Kashmir Valley and along the Indo-Pak border in the state where several infiltration attempts have been made in the recent past.
Top officials, including Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and chiefs of intelligence agencies, briefed the home minister on the prevailing situation in the state and the steps taken to maintain law and order.
Kashmir Valley has been on edge for 53 days following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8.
The meeting had a discussion on the report of a committee which suggested alternatives to pellet guns, often used in the Valley for controlling crowds.
However, no decision has been taken on it, sources said.
Singh has visited the Valley twice since the turmoil began and met a cross section of the people in an effort to restore peace.
An all-party delegation will also visit the state beginning September 4 and will meet individuals, groups and political leaders in a fresh attempt to bring peace.
First Published: Aug 31, 2016 00:45 IST