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Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi meets J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti, discusses Valley crisis

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi Meets J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti, Discusses Valley Crisis

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 11 May 2017, 02:21:52 PM
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi meets J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti

New Delhi :

Union home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. The Union home secretary discussed the present crisis in Valley.

The union home secretary will also take stock of ground situation in the Valley. He will also meet Governor NN Vohra. The meeting comes on the close heels of killing of an army officer Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz who was killed by the militants in Shopian.

The Valley has witnessed more than 200 incidents of fresh violence  in which eight people have lost their lives. 

Even, the Election Commission had cancelled the May 25 Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll in view of the"scary" situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

State government officials had informed the EC that thesituation in South Kashmir "is not good, the overall situationis scary and not very conducive (to the holding of polls),"the EC had said in a 10-page order issued late last night.

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The three-member commission cited various rules of theRepresentation of the People Act and the Constitution whilerescinding its earlier order for holding polls to the LokSabha seat which fell vacant last July after Mehbooba Muftitook over as the chief minister of the state.

The bye-election to the Anantnag seat will be held whenthe situation becomes conducive to a free, fair and peacefulelection, it had said.

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First Published : 11 May 2017, 02:02:00 PM