Omar Abdullah briefs PC on valley crisis

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New Delhi, Jul 17: Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday, Jul 17 and apprised him on the situation in the state and the future course of action.

“Yes, money is coming through various channels in the state. We are going to put in place some more concrete steps to stop the flow of funds," the Chief Minister told media personnel after the meeting.

“I have discussed with the Home Minister how to give better equipment to paramilitary forces and J and K Police so that they can control the crowd in better ways so that no incident takes place and no one dies," he added.

When questioned about the allegations slapped against him by the Opposition PDP that he was losing control over the government, Mr Abdullah said, “There was no point talking about such things now since we had given opposition a chance to express their views at the all-party meeting which they boycotted.

“I have not lost control over the government. Had I lost control over, the situation would have been worst. It is true that due to certain incidents in the valley, the situation was tense but gradually it is improving. It is obvious that the opposition wants that I should lose control so that they can take advantage of it."

On the deployment of army in the state, a decision by the state government which has come under attack from various spheres, the CM said, “The state government and various agencies assessed the situation and on the basis of that, a decision is taken."

The Kashmir valley has been on the boil for over past several weeks over the death of civilians in alleged CRPF firing and teargas shelling by the police.

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