Home Minister Amit Shah meets NSA Ajit Doval amid uncertainty over Kashmir

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 August 2019, 04:59 PM
The meeting comes a day after the Indian Army foiled an attack by Pakistan Army's BAT on forward post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday
The meeting comes a day after the Indian Army foiled an attack by Pakistan Army's BAT on forward post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday

Amid uncertainty in Kashmir, a meeting is underway between Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, at the Parliament. The meeting comes a day after the Indian Army foiled an attack by Pakistan Army's BAT on forward post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing at least five to seven soldiers or terrorists. Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said Pakistan has made a number of attempts in the last 36 hours to disturb peace in the Valley and to target Amarnath Yatra.

There has been huge security build-up in Jammu and Kashmir, with the Centre pushing in more than 35,000 paramilitary troops. On Friday, Indian Army addressed a presser revealing that they have confirm intelligence reports that terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army are trying to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra. Addressing a joint conference with CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army said that they have recovered an IED and a sniper rifle with Pakistan ordnance factory markings enroute the pilgrimage. 

 Later an advisory was issued asking tourists and Amarnath Yatris to "immediately" curtail their stay in the Valley and return to their homes "as soon as possible". The advisory by Principal Secretary to Government Shaleen Kabra, read, "given the prevailing situation in Kashmir, it will be in the interest of safety and security of the tourists and Amarnath Yatris to leave the Valley."

First Published: Sunday, August 04, 2019 01:23 PM

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