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Crisis in the Valley: Omar speaks to PM

July 07, 2010 20:10 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over phone and briefed him on the law and order situation in the Valley.

Omar apprised the Prime Minister about the steps being taken by the state government in restoring normalcy in the state which includes cracking down on mischief-makers and miscreants, sources said.

The CM also spoke twice to the Home Minister P Chidambaram and also to Defence Minister A K Antony about the developments.

Meanwhile, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai who flew in Srinagar from Delhi to take stock of the situation after a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security met the Chief Minister and reviewed the overall law and order situation.

Pillai assured the CM of complete support of the Centre in maintaining peace in the Valley. The two discussed measures that were being taken to put an end to the ongoing violent protests that left three people dead. After meeting the CM, Pillai also chaired a meeting of officials of CRPF, Army and State Police and Intelligence Bureau.

Earlier, Pillai met state police chief Kuldeep Khoda and Commander of 15 Corps Lt Gen G S Marwah.

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