Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting on Kashmir; NC says will fight attempts to scrap 35-A, 370

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday chaired a ‘high level’ meeting with Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Kashmir in Parliament complex here.

The meeting was also attended by Intelligence Bureau Chief Arvind Kumar, RAW chief Samant Kumar Goel and senior Home Ministry officials.

“The Government is reviewing the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir as terror threats are looming over the Amarnath Yatra”, an official in the Home Ministry said.

The evacuation of the Amarnath Yatris and tourists from the valley is a major challenge for the Government as of now, the official said.

Shah likely to visit Kashmir after current Parliament Session

Shah is likely to visit Kashmir after current Parliament Session is over.

Intelligence agencies have also alerted the Government and security agencies that a large number of militants are waiting at launchpad across the border to sneak into Indian territory.

Panic gripped the Kashmir Valley after the J&K government issued a security advisory on Friday for tourists and Amarnath pilgrims to curtail their pilgrimage at the earliest.

Will fight attempts to abrogate Art 35-A, 370: NC

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) on Sunday called for effective and immediate measures to instill confidence among the people, saying the party is willing to go an extra mile to defend Art 370, Art 35-A, a spokesman of the party said this evening.

He said a meet of political affairs committee (PAC) of the NC was held here at the party headquarters which was presided over by party vice president Omar Abdullah.

The meet was called to deliberate on the prevailing situation in the state and leadership unanimously impressed upon the Government of India (GoI) to clear the air on current Kashmir conundrum. The party leadership called for urgent measures to infuse confidence among the locals.

NC leadership also asserted that the party is ready to go an extra mile to defend the state’s interests both inside and outside parliament. Moreover, the party president Dr Farooq Abdullah despite not keeping well is in constant touch with the opposition parties at the Centre.