Mehbooba meets Rajnath to discuss Kashmir situation

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NEW DELHI, JULY 15:—Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the law and order situation in the state and security to Amarnath pilgrims, officials said.

During the meeting that lasted about half-an-hour, the chief minister apprised the home minister about the steps taken to maintain peace in the Kashmir Valley.

Steps taken to ensure the security of Amarnath pilgrims were also discussed, officials said.

So far, more than 1.86 lakh pilgrims have visited the high altitude Himalayan shrine.

As many as 21,000 paramilitary personnel in addition to state police forces and two battalions of Army have been deployed for security of the pilgrimage routes.

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