Shinde discusses measures for zero infiltration into Kashmir

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 15:50 hrs

Srinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, at a unified headquarters meeting here Saturday, discussed measures to strengthen the fencing on the Line of Control (LoC) to ensure zero infiltration.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, senior officers of the army, paramilitary, police and central and state intelligence agencies took part in the meeting.

The unified headquarters is the apex security grid in the state providing coordination and synergy to security force operations against separatist guerrillas.

"Measures to ensure zero infiltration by strengthening the LoC fencing were discussed at the meeting," an official source said.

The issue of providing security to village 'sarpanches' and 'panches' in view of militant threats was also taken up.

"The home minister was informed about the steps taken to provide security to village representatives," the source said.

Sarpanches and panches across Kashmir had resigned after a sarpanch was murdered in Baramulla Sep 23.

Shinde then took stock of the efforts to conserve the Dal Lake.

"He went around the lake in a motor boat," an official said.

The water body is dying a slow death due to encroachment, discharge of effluents and weed growth.

The minister also paid obeisance at the Hazratbal Shrine.

Shinde's three-day visit to the state began Friday.

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