CCS discusses latest situation in Kashmir

Last Updated: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 00:18

New Delhi: The CCS chaired by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh met today for the second time in five days to
review the latest situation in Kashmir valley which relatively
remained peaceful for the second straight day after being
rocked by violence.

According to official sources tonight, the Cabinet
Committee on Security(CCS) noted with satisfaction that the
fresh wave of violence that broke out last Friday had ebbed to
some extent since yesterday.

The meeting also dicussed the assessment of the latest
situation in the valley made by Jammu and Kashmir DGP Kuldeep
Khoda.

The CCS meeting came a day after Union Home Minister P
Chidambaram and hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani
appealed for calm to help bring the situation back to normal.

The CCS last met on August one after renewed violence
claimed 13 lives in three days.

The meeting convened by the Prime Minister discussed
threadbare the steps taken by the Jammu and Kashmir
government and its handling of the situation.

The sources said the meeting also renewed its resolve to
help the Omar Abdullah government in all possible ways.

PTI



First Published: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 00:18
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