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Kashmir on boil, Omar rushes to Delhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the current unrest in the Kashmir Valley and find an administrative and political way out in consultation with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

All the members of the Cabinet Committee of Security (CCS) including Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K Antony and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna were present at the meeting, which comes in the wake of the Valley witnessing a fresh spell of violence that has left 15 people dead.

During the meeting, Omar raised issues including the need for additional forces and initiation of ‘internal and external’ dialogue with people concerned.

The meeting comes a day after the CCS met to discuss the political and administrative steps needed to be taken to defuse the escalating situation in the Valley.

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