CCS discusses latest situation in Kashmir
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Last Updated: Friday, August 06, 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.


First Published: Friday, August 06, 2010, 00:18

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