JK News Today

New Delhi/ Jammu , November 1

In an hour-long meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra spotlighted the issues of the immediate security concerns, internal as well as external .

Vohra ,who is in New Delhi since Durbar closed in Srinagar on October 27 , briefed the Home Minister about the flare up on borders in which Pakistan army had been targeting the Indian border posts and villages . He is reported to have told the Home Minister that going by the Pakistan army build up across the Line of Control and the International Border, the situation is grim and it is unlikely that Pakistan will back off easily.

He is reported to have referred to the latest flare up on the international border and LoC on Tuesday when eight civilians, mostly women and children became victims of the Pakistan mortar shelling. Pakistani shells have landed in houses, fields and schools and village markets.

Against the backdrop of continued shutdown in Kashmir Valley , where separatists were sending contradictory signals , the Governor reportedly suggested an approach that appeals to the people and help the people at large to live a life of normalcy. He said that the school burning has become an burning issue but the practical steps were yet to be taken to open the schools for the students. This has created a different kind of humanitarian crisis , despite the fact that the economic activity has started picking up .

This meeting, according to sources also discussed the recent visit of a five-member delegation led by former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha and their meeting with separatist leadership. He supported the idea of dialogue , but he said that there could be talks within the parameters of the Indian constitution . The opposition parties too should be taken on board, the sources said.