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SUNDAY FALLOUT: High-profile security review today

By Nisar Dharma

Srinagar, Apr 02: A high-profile security-review meeting involving all the agencies operating in Kashmir and intelligence officials from New Delhi is scheduled to take place in Srinagar on Tuesday, a source disclosed to The Kashmir Monitor.
The meeting, the source said, is fallout of the Sunday’s encounters that resulted in the killing of 17 militants and civilians, so far, in south Kashmir. Three soldiers were also killed in one of the three encounters witnessed on the day, while around 200 people were, reportedly, injured in the post-encounter protests.
“Top officials of various intelligence agencies of police, CRPF, army, and BSF will discuss the prevailing situation in Kashmir,” the source said.
The meeting, as per the source, would primarily discuss the issue of educated youth taking up arms, the huge turn-out in militant funerals, ISIS and social media threat, and the infiltration from the northern side of the valley.
“At least 30 local boys have already joined militants since January 1, and there are inputs of many more likely to follow,” the source revealed.
The source said that the officials of Multi Agency Centre (MAC) would reach Srinagar to share their inputs during the security review, which has been scheduled only a week after the Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Gauba, chaired a similar meeting in Srinagar during his two-day visit to Kashmir.