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PM calls meeting to discuss Kashmir crisis

June 30, 2010 14:31 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a high-level meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the situation in Kashmir, which has witnessed incessant clashed between locals and security forces, resulting in the death of six protestors.

The meeting will be attended by ome Minister P Chidambaram and senior officials of his ministry, the Prime Minister's Office and security agencies. Chidambaram is expected to brief the meeting about his discussions with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

The meeting is expected to take note of intelligence reports suggesting that certain elements from Pakistan were trying to foment trouble in the valley.

National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon is also likely to attend the meeting.

Kashmir has been on the boil due to protests over killings of youth in alleged firing by Central Reserve Police Force personnel.
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