MHA team likely to visit Kashmir

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs is likely to send a high-level team to Kashmir to carry out “extensive review” of the security situation in the wake of the ongoing anti-India uprising that is nearing completion of 100 days.
MHA team likely to visit Kashmir
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The Union Ministry of Home Affairs is likely to send a high-level team to Kashmir to carry out "extensive review" of the security situation in the wake of the ongoing anti-India uprising that is nearing completion of 100 days.

The team will also discuss the steps to "wean away local youth from entering the militant ranks or participate in stone-pelting," a source said.

"During its visit, the team will call on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and other ministers, and may also meet various leaders of opposition parties," the source said.

Sources in MHA said two high-ranking officers will meet the top brass of the State Government, Army, paramilitary forces, Intelligence agencies and Jammu and Kashmir Police and discuss "the steps required to maintain peace in the State."

They said the team members will have detailed discussions with Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra, General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen Satish Dua, Intelligence chief AG Mir and other heads of para-military forces and Intelligence agencies operating in Kashmir.

"The team would prepare a comprehensive report on the security situation and perception gathered by them during their meetings and submit their findings to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh," MHA sources said, adding: "The ministry is deeply concerned about the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in aftermath of recent militant attacks."

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