Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi to discuss “the way forward” to bring peace in the troubled state.
Omar Abdullah had a detailed meeting with the Home Minister P Chidambaram about the prevailing situation in the state and the steps being taken to improve it.
Talking to media, Omar Abdullah said Kashmir situation came under discussion during the meeting. Replying to a question, Abdullah said the need of army is limited as it’s the role of army is to safeguard borders.
“I have discussed with the Home Minister how to give better equipment to paramilitary forces and J and K Police so that they can control the crowd in better ways so that no incident takes place and no one dies,” he said.
When asked whether his government will ensure foreign money does not come to the state illegally, Omar replied, “Yes, money is coming through various channels in the state. We are going to put in place some more concrete steps to stop the flow of funds.”
During his three-day visit to Delhi, Omar is also likely to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Defence Minister A K Antony.