Chidambaram reviews security in Kashmir

May 23rd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS  

P. Chidambaram Srinagar, May 23 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday reviewed the law and order situation in the state.

The minister was on a day’s visit to the Kashmir Valley and the border region of Kargil.

“Various issues related to the overall security and law and order were discussed in detail,” a government statement said.

Earlier, Chidambaram and Abdullah flew to Kargil where they inaugurated a Jashn-e-Kashmir workshop to train school students in folk culture and art.

In his speech, Abdullah pushed the central government for an early launch of the all-weather Zojila tunnel to connect Ladakh with the rest of India.

He also sought the installation of the Srinagar-Leh transmission line, improvement in telephone services and early completion of a civil airport in Kargil.

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