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Home minister holds top-level meet on J&K

Chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence, the meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and MoS, PMO, Jitendra Singh.

Home minister Rajnath Singh. Express photo by vishal Srivastav
Home minister Rajnath Singh. Express photo by vishal Srivastav

THE OVERALL political and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was reviewed Wednesday at a meeting attended by top Union ministers and BJP leaders, including party chief Amit Shah.

Chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence, the meeting was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and MoS, PMO, Jitendra Singh. NSA Ajit Doval and BJP general secretaries Ram Madhav and Ram Lal also attended the meeting.

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“Different issues like security situation and deployment of forces were discussed. We also discussed the political scenario in J&K,” Parrikar told reporters. He said issues related to the border situation with Pakistan, deployment of paramilitary forces and flood relief issues were discussed.

MoS, PMO, Jitendra Singh, who hails from the state, said political and ground realities of the state were discussed. “We have a coalition government. It is our responsibility to review the situation from time to time,” he said.

At a meeting between senior officials from the state and Centre held last week, issues pertaining to return of civil land from Army and rehabilitation of over 62,000 families of Kashmiri Pandits were discussed.