J&K Governor’s all-party meet to assess situation in state

RSTV Bureau
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra (PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Narinder Nath Vohra (PTI)

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra will hold an all-party meeting in Srinagar on Friday evening. This will be his first major political engagement after the imposition of Governor’s following the fall of BJP-PDP government early this week.

The meeting will take up the situation in the wake of the implementation of governor’s rule in the state, officials said on Thursday.

The Governor also placed the legislative assembly in suspended animation till the proclamation of Governor’s rule is revoked or varied by a subsequent proclamation, according to a gazette notification. The six-year term of the current Assembly ends in March, 2021.

According to the officials, the governor has called a meeting of all party heads, including the heads of the state units of the national parties, tomorrow to discuss the situation in the state.

Meanwhile, mobile Internet services were snapped in three districts of Kashmir Valley, including the summer capital, as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order. The services have been barred in Srinagar, Anantnag and Pulwama districts of the valley, a police official said.

The decision to suspend the services has been taken as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

An encounter is going on in Anantnag district in south Kashmir in which two militants, reportedly affiliated to Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir, have been killed. One of the militants is believed to be from Srinagar.

(With inputs from PTI)