A high-level meeting is currently underway at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to review the security, law and order situation in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Home Secretary, Special Advisor K Vijay Kumar, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, IB Chief Arvind Kumar, and J&K DGP Dilbag Singh, among others are present.
According to the reports, the suspension of internet services in Kashmir is among the key issues that are being discussed in the meeting. Also, the discussion is likely to be held in the meeting over the releasing of political leaders. Over 30 leaders of the National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Peoples Conference and Jammu Kashmir Peoples Movement are under detention including three former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.
It is worth mentioning here that the internet services are suspended in Kashmir since August 5 when PM Modi-led central government abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two union territories. After the abrogation of Article 370, 190 stone-pelting incidents were reported in Kashmir Valley, and 250 people involved in them are currently in jails till December 8.
According to the officials, there have been a total 171 attempts of infiltration from across the border to Jammu and Kashmir this year till October and 114 of them were successful. Meanwhile, the central government has sanctioned Rs 4,000 crore to UT of Ladakh for various development work.