Kashmir violence: Omar Abdullah likely to meet PM

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New Delhi, Aug 2: As the Kashmir valley continues to reel under the fresh outbreak of violence, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is likely to land in the national capital on Monday, Aug 2 to meet the Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Quoting sources media reports state that the Chief Minister is expected to meet Chidambaram and other central leaders. And there are chances that he will meet the PM as well to discuss the violence that has erupted across the Valley.

Since the violence re-appeared on Friday, Jul 30, as many as fourteen people have died and scores have been injured in the clashes between civilians and security forces. On what is now being called the "bloody" Sunday, Aug 1, as many as eight people died in the violence.

In an address broadcast on Doordarshan's Kasheer channel, Mr Abdullah sought to calm the people of the state down and called on the political parties to unite and work towards restoring peace.

"I know young people are angry... they see no hope. I want to lead them... but only if my government gets a chance to work," he said on Sunday, Aug 1.

In New Delhi, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met  for the second time in a month to review the situation in Jammu Kashmir.

If Omar gets to meet Dr Singh on Aug 2, he is expected to push for Centre's commitments to the state.

"The centre is 'disturbed' over the situation, but has assured all help to the state government in dealing with it," sources are quoted as saying.

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