Abdullah meets PM, delinks infiltration from Kashmir peace

Abdullah meets PM, delinks infiltration from Kashmir peaceNew Delhi, Mar 26 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said there should be no attempt to link infiltration at the Line of Control (LoC) with peace in the state.

"There has not been increase in militancy in Kashmir. There have been no attacks in Kashmir. Yes I agree there were attempts to infiltrate at LoC and we tried to control the situation. We faced severe loss. But it's not the first time that such attempts were made and it's not the last time as well. But we are ready to foil their efforts whenever they would try to infiltrate," Abdullah told reporters after his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Abdullah further said that all security measures were in place to deal with infiltration and to provide a peaceful environment during upcoming general elections.

"We will take all efforts to secure the environment during general elections so that those who want to contest elections and those who

want to cast vote can do it freely. Yes there might be some people who would try to disrupt the peace and such people would not be allowed to participate in elections. Our coalition government along with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would try its best to foil such incidents and attacks completely," he added. (ANI)