NC to discuss Sagheer committee report: Omar
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Bhopal, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, today said that his party, National Conference would hold a discussion on Justice Sagheer Committee report on the Centre-State Relations.
“The party (NC) has its own views on the report and will hold a discussion on it,” he told reporters during the Eighth Annual Adventure Tourism Meet here.
Asked about BJP's opposition to it and their threat that they would make it a nationwide issue, Abdullah said that he didn't want to comment on the BJP and its policies.
"When they failed in making the temple-mosque issue at the national level, how can they make it a nationwide issue," he said.
On the issue of reducing troops from the state, he said that it will not be done without taking into account the security situation.
However, Abdullah said that both Centre and the State had a feeling that the role of JK police should increase in the valley than the Central forces.
"It will not be done all of a sudden in one night, but it is a gradual process subject to improvement in security situation," Abdullah said.
To a question on infiltration, he said that as compared to 2008, it had increased in 2009 and in the last 15-16 days serious bids were made to infiltrate the borders in Jammu region.
However, he said that the BSF has foiled the attempts and the security forces were alert on the issue.
On the issue of inflation, he said that the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, had called a meeting on the issue and hoped that it would be checked soon.
The government will ensure security and provide economic package to Kashmiri Pandits willing to come back to valley after they left it nearly two decades ago to flee the insurgency.
"We have announced an economic package and also made provisions for repairing houses of those Kashmiri Pandits who have left the valley due to insurgency," he said.
"As the security situation is improving in the valley, they can come back," he said.
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