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Amarnath terror attack: Rajnath Singh calls for security meet, yatra resumes

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 11, 2017, 9:21 am IST
Updated Jul 11, 2017, 10:15 am IST
A team of senior leaders and officials from the ministry of home affairs are also set to visit Amarnath today.
Visuals from the hospital where injured AmarnathYatra pilgrims have been admitted in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag post terror attack. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)
 Visuals from the hospital where injured AmarnathYatra pilgrims have been admitted in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag post terror attack. (Photo: ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday called a high-level meeting to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of Amarnath pilgrims by terrorists.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, top officials of the home ministry, intelligence agencies and central paramilitary forces are attending the meeting.

 

The meeting will take stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, security of Amarnath pilgrims and how to prevent such possible attacks in the future, official sources said.

Meanwhile, several pilgrims are headed to Amarnath, a day after the attack.

A high-level central team led by Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir will also visit Jammu and Kashmir to assess the security of the pilgrimage to the high altitude cave shrine located in the Himalayas.

Director General of CRPF RR Bhatnagar has already reached Srinagar to review the deployment of the central forces in the pilgrimage route.

 

He will also attend a security review meeting convened by Governor NN Vohra in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, arrangements are being made for airlifting of the bodies of the victims of Monday's attack to Gujarat.

Terrorists on Monday killed seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir's Anantnag district.

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