JK Governor meets Home Minister

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the worsening security and law and order situation in the state.

During the 40-minute meeting, Singh and Vohra reviewed the ground situation in the Valley and the steps taken to control it. Issues like infiltration from across the border, activities of separatists and street protests by students were discussed at the meeting, official sources said.

Vohar may be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him about the tense situation including killing of seven persons in Kulgam and mutilation of the bodies of two soldiers along the Line of Control.

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Research and Analytical Wing (R&AW) chief Anil Dhasmana, Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain, Director General (DG) Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and many other top officials participated in the intensive discussion chaired by Rajnath Singh.

The home ministry has already directed the security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures to foil Maoists attempts to attack them. A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was also killed in the ceasefire violation which is drawing huge criticism.

Tension in the valley has been continuing since the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha when large-scale violence took place that claimed eight lives.

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