Omar Abdullah meets Chidambaram ahead of BJP's ekta yatra

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Home Minister P. Chidambaram today ahead of the BJP's planned 'ekta yatra in the state.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Anurag Thakur is leading the Rashtriya Ekta Yatra - flagged off on January 12 at Kolkata and scheduled to reach Srinagar on January 26. The yatra will cover 3,037 km and enter the State on the afternoon of January 24 at Pathankot.

Talking to reporters after meeting, Abdullah said: "I have given my assessment of the law and order situation regarding January 26 and the BJP's ekta yatra, the Home Minister too has his assessment. I am not going to share the details of our plan."

He said since January 26 and August 15 are sensitive dates the state government will be in constant touch with the Home Ministry.

He raised concerns over the flag-hoisting as the situation remains fragile in the state, and a minor incident or act might provoke the people of Kashmir.

Abdullah also spoke about the interlocutors appointed by the Central Government to look into the problems of the people of Kashmir.

He said they were doing their work, and he had discussed the recommendations given by them with Chidambaram.

"We discussed the ongoing efforts of the interlocutors. They are currently in the state as we speak. Certain recommendations have been made by those interlocutors, which we discussed. We also, I also pressed some of the points regarding the modernisation of Jammu and Kashmir Police, particularly the creation of five special battalions for dealing with the law and order," he said. (ANI)

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