J&K governor NN Vohra meets Rajnath Singh, discusses Kashmir situation, LoC violations

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Friday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning the state, including security to Amarnath pilgrims and repeated ceasefire violations, officials said.

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During the 20-minute meeting, the governor apprised Singh about the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley and the steps taken for restoring normalcy.

Vohra also briefed Singh about the steps taken for the security of Amarnath pilgrims in the wake of the 10 July terrorists attack in which eight pilgrims were killed, the officials of the home ministry said.

They also discussed the increasing infiltration attempts and growing incidence of terrorism in the valley, continuing attacks on the state police personnel.

As many as 2,27,342 pilgrims have paid obeisance at Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas till Friday evening.

The 40-day yatra to the cave shrine located at an altitude of 3,888-metre, began on 28 June.

Four districts of the state — Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag — have been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Wani in an encounter with security forces on 8 July, 2016.

Seventy-six people, besides two police personnel, were killed during the five-month unrest in the valley following the killing of Wani.

The current unrest began after the 9 April by-election to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, which saw massive violence during polling.

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2017 12:25 PM

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