Rajnath chairs high-level meet on Kashmir, Maoists

Home Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss Jammu and Kashmir and the situation following the killing of 25 CRPF troopers by Maoists in Chhattisgarh.

Published: 01st May 2017 03:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2017 05:07 PM   |  A+A-

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh (File | PTI)


NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Naxal-affected states in the wake of recent violence there.

Singh was briefed about the ground situation in J-K, particularly along the border, where the bodies of two soldiers were mutilated by Pakistan Army.

Top security brass, including Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and chiefs of intelligence agencies, briefed the home minister about the steps taken to tighten security along the border, official sources said.

The home minister directed the top officials to ensure strict vigil along the International Border, which is guarded by the BSF.

In the Naxal-affected states, the home minister has been told, the security forces were continuing their operations against the ultras in areas like Sukma, where 25 CRPF personnel were killed by the Left-Wing Extremists on April 24.

The home ministry has already directed the security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations to strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures to foil Maoists attempts to attack them.

Continuing unrest in Kashmir valley was also discussed in the meeting.

Tension in the valley has been continuing since the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha when large-scale violence took place that claimed eight lives.

After a few Kashmiri students were threatened in some parts of the country, the home minister had asked all state governments to provide security to Kashmiris living in their states.

He had also asked the states to take strongest possible action anyone harassing Kashmiris.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp