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CCS to meet after Wednesday's all-party meet

September 14, 2010 15:32 IST
The Cabinet Committee on Security is likely to meet again on Wednesday after the all-party meeting on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Official sources said the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) could be held in the evening and if political parties want, an all-party delegation might also go to Jammu and Kashmir. The all-party meet is scheduled for 11:30 on Wednesday morning, a decision for which was taken after the Monday's CCS meeting.

The CCS had met for three hours on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
to review the volatile situation in Kashmir and expressed distress over the "turn of events" since Eid on Saturday. The CCS had appealed to the people of Kashmir, especially the youth, to refrain from violent protests as it expressed grief over the loss of lives in the three-month-long unrest.

An official statement issued by the government after the CCS meeting expressed readiness for talks to address "trust-deficit" and "governance-deficit". The CCS meeting had set off speculation that the government could consider partial withdrawal of AFSPA as demanded by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
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