'Security Situation Has Improved Considerably', Pillai

11 December 2009
Greater Kashmir

Jammu: Union Home Secretary G K Pillai Friday reiterated that the talks between the government and the separatists under “quite diplomacy” would continue in any circumstances. “The talks will continue in any case and the government is serious on the quite diplomacy,” Pillai told reporters soon after a high-level meeting to review the border situation and counter-infiltration measures in the state. Asked about the attack on the Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Fazal Haq Qureshi, Union Home Secretary said that such attempts are aimed at derailing the peace process. “Attacks on separatist leader are aimed to derail peace process but the efforts to resort normalcy will continue,” he said. To a question about security situation of Jammu and Kashmir, he said that security situation has further improved and level of violence is down. “The security situation in the State has improved considerably and due to the alertness of our forces the violence level get down,” Pillai said. Blaming Pakistan for not changing its attitude on cross-border infiltration, Home Secretary said the neighbouring country continues to push-in militants into Jammu and Kashmir. “There has been no change in the attitude of Pakistan. They are infiltrating militants from the border. It is borne by the facts on the ground,” Pillai said. Home Secretary arrived here today on a two-day visit to review the State’s security scenario. After his arrival here, Pillai headed straight to Police Control Room (PCR) to hold a security review meeting. Besides reviewing security situation he also discussed modernisation and raising of more battalions of police force in the state with the senior police officers. He also held a meeting with officers of security agencies and administration in civil secretariat in the afternoon to review the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Secretary would be visiting border area in R S Pura sector tomorrow, officials said. Calls on CM Jammu, Dec 11: The Union Home Secretary, G K Pillai today called on Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah here. In a meeting of about 45 minutes, Pillai discussed various issues pertaining to the State’s law and order and security situation with the Chief Minister.