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Cabinet Committee on Security discusses Kashmir

August 05, 2010 23:45 IST

The Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, met on Thursday for the second time in five days to review the latest situation in Kashmir valley which relatively remained peaceful for the second straight day after being rocked by violence.

According to official sources, the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) noted with satisfaction that the fresh wave of violence that broke out last Friday had ebbed to some extent since yesterday.

The meeting also discussed the assessment of the latest situation in the valley made by Jammu and Kashmir DGP Kuldeep Khoda.

The CCS meeting came a day after Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani appealed for calm to help bring the situation back to normal.

The CCS last met on August 1 after renewed violence claimed 13 lives in three days.

The meeting convened by the prime minister discussed threadbare the steps taken by the  Jammu and Kashmir government and its handling of the situation.

Sources said the meeting also renewed its resolve to help the Omar Abdullah government in all possible ways.