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Govt briefs all party leaders on strike

Govt briefs all party leaders on strike
Amid of incessant cross-border violence across the India-Pakistan border areas, the center seems to be rigid with its effort to reach out the situation in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be again visiting Leh and Kargil on October 3 and 4 to take the stock of the situation.

Meanwhile, the visit shows more significant after the covert surgical strike by Indian Army during the wee hours of Thursday.  Based on received specific and credible inputs that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along Line of Control to carryout infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes inside Jammu and Kashmir and in various metros in other states, the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes at several of these launch pads to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists, said DGMO Ranbir Singh on Thursday afternoon.

During his two-day visit, Singh will be also interacting with the local residences across the vulnerable border areas.  Unlike his two previous visits in the valley of Kashmir, the minister will also meet different delegations of political, social and individuals to seek their views on the ongoing unrest in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Since both Leh and Kargil belong to most vulnerable Ladakh region of northern Kasmir, Home Minister has decided to undertake this separate visit to this region.

Even, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh called an all party meeting at North Block and the government also got support and appreciation from the opposition parties. 

The Home Minister also informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Bihar and several opposition political leaders about the Army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control. 

Especially Singh asked the CM of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal to immediately start the process of evacuation of the people residing in the villages falling within ten kilometers of the International border districts of Ferozepur, Fazilka, Amritsar, Taran Tarn, Gurdaspur and Pathankot in view of the escalating situation.

Singh has been visiting the valley since violence erupted following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. Last time the minister visited the state along with a delegation of all party leaders. The all-party meeting was convened to inform political parties across the board of the action taken by the Army.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of the surgical strikes.

Chief Ministers of various states, including Jammu and Kashmir, were also briefed about the latest development. Just before the all-party meeting, Swaraj had met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on the development.

With today’s action, Naidu said Pakistan should realise that India would no longer tolerate incidents like Uri in future. “Our neighbour is aiding, abetting and funding terrorism,” the minister said.

He also said the entire country is very happy with today’s action undertaken under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi.

Responding to a question on Pakistan denial of Indian action in PoK, Naidu said “what else can they say.” 

In a series of tweets, Rajnath Singh, who chaired the all-party meeting, congratulated the Army on successful counter terrorism operations against terror groups and their launching pads.
Simontini Bhattacharjee

Simontini Bhattacharjee

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