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Chidambaram reviews security situation in Kashmir
Friday, October 28, 2011

New Delhi :  With multiple grenade attacks in Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week arousing concern, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday reviewed the security situation in the state with senior officials.

The meeting was attended by Home Secretary R.K. Singh and other senior officials of the ministry.

The meeting appraised the law and order situation in the state in the wake of suspected grenade attacks by militants in the last two days following Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's announcement of a proposal to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain areas.

Singh is understood to have told the meeting about his recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir when he met Abdullah and other officials.

The meeting came as a shutdown called by separatists -- to protest the landing of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir on this day in 1947 to fight Pakistan-backed tribal invaders -- evoked a partial response in Kashmir Valley Thursday. (IANS)


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