A meeting of state home ministers, called by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the internal security situation in the country, was on Thursday postponed for an indefinite period. The meeting of state home ministers, which was scheduled for July 3, has been postponed "indefinitely", a home ministry official said. No reason has been cited for the deferment of the meeting, nor a new date given. Sources said the reluctance of a few non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled state governments to participate in the meeting could be the reason for the postponement. The prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, cross- border terrorism, Maoist violence and other issues were expected to be discussed at the meeting. This would have been first such conference on internal security during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government rule. During the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, the home ministry used to call a conference of chief ministers every year to discuss issues related to internal security. However, no such conference was held in the last three years.
State home ministers' meet on internal security postponed
No reason has been cited for the deferment of the meeting, nor a new date was given
Press Trust of India |