New Delhi: On a day when another youngster succumbed to injuries and government forces indiscriminately targeted civilians in several parts of Kashmir with pellets and bullets, Indian home minister Rajnath Singh held a high-level meeting in New Delhi to review the situation. India’s national security advisor Ajit Doval, home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top officials attended the hour-long meeting, official sources said.
The meeting was held two days ahead of Eid festival when pro-freedom leadership has announced to hold a march towards the headquarters of United Nations Military Observer’s Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) at Sonawar in Srinagar. The government has pushed in army to collaborate with police and paramilitaries to curb public rallies in Kashmir especially in the southern parts.
Sources said the officials gave a briefing on the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley as well as along the border and the steps taken to restore normalcy in the state.
The massive anti-India campaign in Kashmir spearheaded by jailed pro-freedom leaders has shattered the grip of the government forces and smashed the military and intelligence network. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has virtually given up as the major policy decisions on the security situation are taken by New Delhi in consultation with Governor NN Vohra.