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J&K: Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval Conduct High-level Meeting Over Prevailing Security Concerns In The Valley

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Home Minister Amit Shah, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and NSA Ajit Doval conducted a meeting at the Parliament amid security situation in Kashmir
  • This development has come a day after Indian Army foiled attempts of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT)
  • Home Minister is also likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir for a couple of days after the conclusion of the Parliament session

Amid the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a meeting was conducted between Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, at the Parliament on Sunday. This development has come a day after Indian Army foiled attempts of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing five to seven intruders, as informed by a defence spokesman on Saturday.

As per reports, the Home Minister is also likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir for a couple of days after the conclusion of the Parliament session on August 7. Amit Shah's visit may come before the Independence Day on August 15, amid the prevailing security tensions in the Valley in the aftermath of the curtailment of the Amarnath Yatra by the state government. 

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As per sources, Union Cabinet meeting is also set to take place at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg on Monday at 9:30 AM. Sources have also told that BJP Working President JP Nadda will also be holding key meeting with party workers at the headquarters later in the day over the prevailing tensions in Valley.

Furthermore, along with the additional forces deployed by the Centre in the Valley, Rapid Action Force (RAF) have also been deployed in the Poonch sector of the state on Sunday. 

India foils Pak attempt

The Indian Army on Saturday released a statement in which it informed that attempt of Pakistan's BAT have been foiled by the forces killing almost seven intruders in the operation. Sources told that Pakistan's BAT attempt was made on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1. In the statement, it was also stated that the forces had recovered cache of sniper rifle, IED and mine with Pakistan markings. 

Advisory by J&K government to Amarnath Yatris

Earlier on Friday, Jammu and Kashmir government had issued an unprecedented security advisory asking Amarnath Yatris to cut short their stay and return as soon as possible from the valley. The advisory was issued considering the prevailing security situation in the Kashmir valley.

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