More security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

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KASHMIR: The Home Ministry said that it had discussed the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra but there “was no discussion on the extension or otherwise of the suspension of operations” in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.

The cease operations announced on May 16, a day before the month of Ramzan commenced, comes to an end on June 16.

Different voices have emerged in the government regarding the success of the ceasefire-ops. The Army has in several internal meetings expressed its opposition to the ceasefire-ops.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh presided over a meeting at his residence on Thursday to discuss the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra that begins on June 28.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain, Army chief Bipin Rawat and Central Reserve Police Force Director General R.R Bhatnagar also attended the meeting.

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