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{image-kashmir protest_01072008.jpg news.oneindia.in}Srinagar, July 1: Jammu and Kashmir cabinet today met to discuss the overall situation arising in the wake of controvery over the transfer of forest land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and massive protests in the state.

Official sources said immediately after his return to Srinagar, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called an emergency cabinet meeting, first after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pulled out from the coalition government. Besides prevailing situation, the cabinet will discuss the letter from the SASB that it will not pursue the request made for transfer of forest land for construction of pre-fabricated structures for the pilgrims.

Sources said the cabinet will revoke the land transfer order as was being demanded by PDP, CPI(M), National conference (NC0 besides all separatist organisations.

The Action Committee Against Land Transfer (ACALT), constituted by both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC), said the agitation will continue till the cabinet revoke the order and made the same to public.

Sources said all the ministers were present in the meeting.


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