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After killing of Amarnath pilgrims, Rajnath Singh calls meet to review situation in Jammu and Kashmir

The meeting will be attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, top officials of the home ministry, intelligence agencies and central paramilitary forces.

Edited by: Raj Singh, New Delhi [ Published on: July 11, 2017 10:24 IST ]
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Rajnath Singh calls high-level meeting after attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a high-level meeting today to review the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir after the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims that led to the killing of seven yatris on Monday evening. 


 

The meeting will be attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, top officials of the home ministry, intelligence agencies and central paramilitary forces. 

Quoting official sources, news agency PTI reported that the meeting will take stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, security of Amarnath pilgrims and deliberate over how to prevent such possible attacks in the future.

 

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 R R 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 N N Vohra in Srinagar. 

Meanwhile, arrangements are being made for airlifting of the bodies of the victims of yesterday’s attack to Gujarat.  Terrorists yesterday killed seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

(With PTI inputs)

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