After Amarnath Yatra attack, Rajnath Singh calls high-level meeting to review situation in J&K

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday called a high-level meeting to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of Amarnath pilgrims by terrorists.

File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

File image of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. AFP

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, top officials of the home ministry, intelligence agencies and central paramilitary forces are attending the meeting.

The meeting will take stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, security of Amarnath pilgrims and how to prevent such possible attacks in the future, official sources said.

A high-level central team led by Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir will also visit Jammu and Kashmir to assess the security of the pilgrimage to the high altitude cave shrine located in the Himalayas.

Director General of CRPF RR Bhatnagar has already reached Srinagar to review the deployment of the central forces in the pilgrimage route.

He will also attend a security review meeting convened by Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, arrangements are being made for airlifting of the bodies of the victims of Monday's attack to Gujarat.

Terrorists on Monday killed seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir's Anantnag district.


Published Date: Jul 11, 2017 10:11 am | Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 10:11 am


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