New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said perception about his state needs to be changed as there has been a constant decline in infiltration as well as violence.
“Year after year, there has been a decline in infiltration and violence. There are some areas of concern like death of security forces. We are looking into it and addressing it. But the fact remains that violence and infiltration has come down,” Omar told reporters after meeting Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
“The perception about Jammu and Kashmir needs to be changed,” he said.
A state government official spokesperson later said the Chief Minister met the Union Home Minister and discussed various matters relating to security and development of the state.
“Matters pertaining to prevailing law and order scenario, general situation in the state and the coordination between various security agencies in their functioning were also discussed in detail in the meeting,” he said.
The two leaders also reviewed preparatory arrangements by the state government and the logistics it requires from New Delhi for smooth and peaceful conduct of ensuing parliamentary elections in the state.—PTI