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PM Modi appeals peace in Jammu- kashmir post high-level enquiry

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Published on 12 July 2016 10:18 AM GMT

PM Modi appeals peace in Jammu- kashmir post high-level enquiry
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New Delhi: According urgency to Kashmir violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after returning from four-nation African tour, chaired a high-level meeting on Tuesday morning to review the situation.

PM Modi returned to India on Monday.

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said:

  • Prime Minister has appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to maintain calm and peace so that normalcy returns in the valley.
  • Soon after returning from his four-nation tour on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister convened the high-level meeting.
  • He was already keeping a close tab on the situation of Jammu and Kashmir

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh, National Security Official Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and few more marked their presence in the high enquiry meeting.

Following the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani, the unruly mob initiated protest against Indian Army and local police in which about 31 civilians including a police driver have lost their lives.

Central security chiefs informed the Ministers about the actions taken by the Indian Army and local police to overcome the protest and violence by unruly mob and to re-establish the peace and normalcy in the Kashmir valley.

Ensuring security for the Amarnath pilgrims, security forces are asked to put a check over the infiltration from borders.

As per sources, Army has been also asked to guarantee well-judged use of force against the protesters.

Parrikar said that Home Ministry and Army are tackling the whole scene and both are all set to provide possible backing.

Taking a jibe over the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, former CM Omar Abdullah questioned the absence of former in the high-level meeting.

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