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PM, Prez discuss deteriorating law and order

By Onkar Singh in New Delhi
Last updated on: October 19, 2005 16:51 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called on President A P J Abdul Kalam and discussed various issues including deteriorating law and order situation in some of the states.

According to Rashtrapati Bhavan sources, the meeting began at 1230 IST and continued till 1330 IST.

No aides were present during the meeting.

"The prime minister briefed the President about the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work in earthquake-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

The deteriorating law and order situation in some states also came up during the meeting. No specific state could be mentioned in this regard," a Rashtrapati Bhavan official said.

The meeting comes a day after terrorists gunned down JK's Education Minister Gulam Nabi Lone at his residence in Tulsibagh on Tuesday.

The last few days have seen communal clashes in Uttar Pradesh' Mau district and 38 people being killed in ethnic violence in Assam.

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'Lone's killing an act of desperation'
J&K: Lone laid to rest
Centre had alerted J&K about heightened threat to Tarigami
J&K education minister killed in fidayeen attack
JK declares holiday after minister's assassination
2 militant outfits claim responsibility for assassination
BJP condemns JK minister's assassination
PM condemns 'dastardly' killing of Lone

Mau violence:
MLA booked for Mau riots
Additional forces deployed in Mau, no fresh violence
Mulayam failed to check violence in Mau: BJP
Mulayam orders probe into Mau riots
Trains disrupted due to tensions in Mau
Shoot at sight orders issued in Mau
1 killed, 12 injured in communal clashes in UP

Assam ethnic violence:
Karbi violence: Why it happened
107 houses torched in Karbi, death toll now 35
Centre asks Assam government to use force to curb violence
Situation tense in ethnic violence-hit Karbi Anglong
Assam: 5 killed in fresh ethnic violence, toll reaches 19
Assam: Six killed, over hundred houses razed

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