February 27, 2018

Mehbooba discusses internal, external security with Rajnath

New Delhi/Feb,27: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed the prevailing situation in the state, an official said.

During the 20-minute meeting, the chief minister briefed the Union home minister on the security situation in the Valley as well as along the border with Pakistan, which has been witnessing heavy cross- border firing.

The two leaders also discussed the ongoing peace initiatives being undertaken by the Centre’s representative Dineshwar Sharma, the home ministry official said.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed obtaining situation in the State particularly the plight of residents of border villages who have been suffering due to continued cross LoC shelling in the State, an official handout issued here after the meeting said.

“The Chief Minister sought immediate construction of more individual and community bunkers besides other relief measures for the victims of border firing in the State,” it said.

Mehbooba Mufti also discussed with Rajnath Singh the implementation of Agenda of Alliance in the State and the necessary steps to be taken for its expeditious execution, it said.

In January alone, eight civilians and six security personnel were killed and around 70 injured in cross-border shelling along Indo-Pak border in Jammu region.

While there were no ceasefire violations along the IB since January 22, intermittent shelling has taken place along the LoC.

The Home Ministry had yesterday said it will reimburse all the funds spent by the Jammu and Kashmir government to pay compensation for losses to the victims of cross-border firing.

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