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Manmohan calls meeting to discuss situation in Kashmir

Indian paramilitary soldiers beat a Kashmiri civilian during a protest in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Authorities brought new areas under curfew in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to control the worst street violence in a year, triggered by the killing of 11 people allegedly by government forces over the past two weeks. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)   | Photo Credit: Mukhtar Khan

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has convened a high-level meeting this evening to discuss the situation in Kashmir, which has seen unrest for the last four days.

The meeting will be attended by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram and senior officials of his ministry, Prime Minister’s Office and from security agencies.

Mr. Chidambaram is expected to brief the meeting on his discussions with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

The meeting is expected to take note of intelligence reports suggesting that certain elements from Pakistan were trying to foment trouble in the valley.

National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon is also likely to attend the meeting.

Kashmir has been on the boil due to protests over killings of youth in alleged CRPF firing.

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