Chidambaram likely to visit Kashmir on June 11

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Mon, Jun 08, 2009 14:33 hrs

New Delhi: In the backdrop of ongoing protests in Kashmir over the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian, Home Minister P Chidambaram is likely to visit Srinagar on June 11 to review the overall security situation in the state, sources in the ministry said.

Chidambaram is said to have already received inputs from Special Secretary Internal Security Raman Srivastava, who returned from the valley on Sunday after a three-day visit during which he met representatives of the state government, army, central paramilitary forces and Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, sources said.

Police fire on protesters in Kashmir

During the visit the Home minister will meet the top officials of the state government, army, paramilitary forces, intelligence to take a stock of security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

The visit of the Home Minister will be the first aftertaking reign of the ministry in the new UPA government.

Protests had started in Srinagar after the bodies of Asiya (17) and her sister-in-law Nelofar (22) were fished out of a stream in Shopian, 52 km from that city, on May 30 after they went missing from an orchard.

The state government had ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter.

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