CCS likely to meet Wednesday after all-party meet on J&K

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 15:38

New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security
is likely to meet again o Tuesday after the all-party meeting
on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the controversial
Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Official sources said the Cabinet Committee on Security
(CCS) could be held in the evening and if political parties
want, an all-party delegation might also go to Jammu and
Kashmir.

The all-party meet is scheduled for 11:30 in the morning,
a decision for which was taken after yesterday`s CCS
meeting.

The CCS had met for three hours yesterday under the
chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review the
volatile situation in Kashmir and expressed distress over the
"turn of events" since Eid on Saturday.

The CCS had appealed to the people of Kashmir, especially
the youth, to refrain from violent protests as it expressed
grief over the loss of lives in the three-month-long unrest.

An official statement issued by the government after the
CCS meeting expressed readiness for talks to address
"trust-deficit" and "governance-deficit".

The CCS meeting had set off speculation that the
government could consider partial withdrawal of AFSPA as
demanded by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 15:38

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