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J&K: Omar chairs meeting to review Amarnath Yatra arrangements

IANS
Jun 20, 2013 at 02:11am IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday chaired the unified headquarters meeting which took stock of the security situation in the state and the arrangements for the forthcoming annual Amarnath Yatra.

An official statement issued in Srinagar said the Chief Minister received a briefing on the prevailing security and law and order situation in the state during the meeting, as well as "arrangements put in place to conduct the Shri Amarnath Yatra peacefully and securely".

The unified headquarters is the apex security grid in the state and was formed to coordinate security force action against the separatist guerrillas.

J&K: Omar chairs meeting to review Amarnath Yatra arrangements

Lt Gen Parnaik had recently disclosed that intelligence intercepts with the Army indicate this year's Amarnath Yatra is 'on the radar of the militants'.

Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo, the Army's northern command chief Lt Gen KT Parnaik, Principal Secretary Home Suresh Kumar, Director General of Police Ashok Prasad, the commanders of the army's 14, 15, 16, and 9 Corps, divisional commissioners, Kashmir and Jammu and other senior civil, police and intelligence officers also attended the meeting.

Lt Gen Parnaik had recently disclosed that intelligence intercepts with the Army indicate this year's Amarnath Yatra is 'on the radar of the militants'.

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