New Delhi: Governor N N Vohra Wednesday met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi. The meeting comes in the back drop of escalation in the cross Line of Control (LoC), skirmishes between India and Pakistan.
During the half an hour long meeting Singh enquired about the prevailing situation along the border with Pakistan, a PIB handout said.
Pertinently, LoC flare up has led to killing of several civilians including minors in Rajouri and Poonch belts of the state. Several hundred people have also been forced to migrate from their places of residence owing to the intermittent fire from across the border.
The people who have been forced to migrate have been raising several issues related to their welfare and the Union government has already announced formation of a study group to examine the problems these border residents face.
“The constitution of a study group to examine the problems being faced by the people living near the International Border and the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir was also discussed in the meeting,” sources said. The group was set up by the home ministry recently.
“The security situation in the state in the wake of increased attacks by suspected gunmen and attempts of infiltration by armed men also figured during the discussion between the two,” the sources added.
Pertinently, the Union home minister had said that five to six militants are killed by government forces in Jammu and Kashmir everyday.