The Kashmir unrest: NSA, Ajit Doval takes stock
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval took stock of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir where incidents of violence have been on the rise. During a high-level meeting held at New Delhi, Doval was given a detailed presentation about the prevailing situation in the state. Steps would now be initiated to bring back normalcy in the state.
The NSA was briefed about the spurt in videos that are being posted on the social media which have been the main cause for the violence. Fake videos of soldiers beating up youth have emerged from social media sites in Pakistan and have been widely circulated in the valley.
During the meeting, it was also discussed whether talks with some of the separatist groups could be held. However, it was made clear that talks would be held only in the framework of the Indian Constitution. No demands such as Freedom for Kashmir etc would be entertained during the talks. The meeting also rejected demands by the opposition in J&K which has been seeking the imposition of President's rule in the state.
Intelligence agencies also signalled to the union government about a push by Pakistan to create further unrest in the state. There are several plans afloat in Pakistan to create further unrest in the valley. The army has been told to keep a tight vigil along the border areas where several attempts to boost infiltrations are being made.