MHA gives feedback to EC on J

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) A three-member team of the Home Ministry today met the Election Commission and gave them an analysis of the overall security situation in Jammu Kashmir on the basis of which the Commission would finalise the assembly election schedule.

The team headed by Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta met Chief Election Commissioners N Gopalaswami, Naveen Chawla and Y S Qureshi at the Nirvachan Sadan and discussed when it would be feasible to hold the election in the border state which is presently under the Governor's rule.

During the half-an- hour long meeting, the Commission took the feedback from the Ministry about the requirement of security forces to hold free and fair polls in the State which had recently witnessed largescale violence and tension over the Amarnath land row.

The Home Ministry team consisting of Joint Secretary (Police) B N Gaur and Joint Secretary(Kashmir) K S Skandan has reportedly told the Election Commission that the situation has improved in the state and they could hold the election now.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has also said that the situation in the State is improving fast.

Earlier, the Home Ministry team had met the Commission on September 10 and discussed the situation in the state.

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