Amit Shah, J&K Lt Governor To Discuss Targeted Civilian Killings Today

The meeting has been scheduled two days after Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting specifically to discuss the targeted killings in Kashmir.

Amit Shah, J&K Lt Governor To Discuss Targeted Civilian Killings Today

The attack comes less than 48 hours after three persons were shot dead on Tuesday. File

New Delhi:

In the wake of targeted civilian killings in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha are likely to discuss the issue on Saturday, government sources said.

The meeting is expected to take place in the second half of the day in which the Home Minister along with the Jammu and Kashmir L-G will discuss security scenario and other issues linked to the spate of crime against innocent people in the Valley where a principal and a teacher of a government school were killed by terrorists on Thursday, the latest in a spate of targeted killings in the Kashmir valley.

The meeting will take place soon after the Home Minister returns to the national capital from Gujarat where he went on a one-day trip today linked to some official and party matters. The Jammu and Kashmir L-G is also expected to arrive in Delhi tomorrow morning.

The meeting has been scheduled two days after the Home Minister chaired a high-level meeting at his North Block office here in the Ministry of Home Affairs, specifically to discuss the targeted killings in Kashmir.

The issue was discussed thoroughly as terrorists entered the Government Boys Higher Secondary School in Srinagar's Eidgah area and shot the principal and the teacher at close range.

The attack comes less than 48 hours after three persons were shot dead in strikes on Tuesday and seven people have been killed in terror attacks in Kashmir in the last five days.

Soon after the killing on Thursday, the Jammu and Kashmir L-G took to Twitter and said "the terrorists and their patrons will not succeed in disturbing peace, progress and prosperity of J&K UT".

In the series of Tweets, Mr Sinha strongly condemned the "barbaric killing" of two teachers, Supinder Kour and Deepak Chand, by terrorists and said "a befitting reply will be given to the perpetrators of the heinous terror attacks on innocent people".

In the nearly three-hour meeting at his office, the Home Minister reviewed the targeted killing incidents in Kashmir and the roadmap for further action in presence of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director, Intelligence Bureau Arvind Kumar, Border Security Director General Pankaj Singh, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Chief Kuldiep Singh and other Home Ministry officials.

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