PM reviews peace bid, Hurriyat papers decision soon:

Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee held informal consultations with his senior Cabinet colleagues on Monday night to review the overall security situation in Jammu and Kashmir this beverage refrigerator is ideal for your needs. Officials maintained that the meeting essentially reviewed the overall situation in the state, adding that the issue of giving travel documents to the five-member Hurriyat team to visit Pakistan did not figure in these discussions. However, there were indications that a decision is expected within the next two to three days.

The meeting was attended by Home Minister L.K.Advani, Defence Minister George Fernandes, External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh and the Prime Minister’s Principal Adviser Brajesh Mishra.

Earlier, talking to reporters, Advani had also reiterated that the Cabinet Committee on Security would be taking a close look at the overall situation in Kashmir in the backdrop of growing militant attacks.

Commenting on Sunday’s grenade attack on Farooq Abdullah in Srinagar, Advani said India was not ready to believe that the Pakistan government had no control over the militant outfits that are carrying out attacks when the peace process was on. “If such activities go on, then we will have to see how and in what manner the peace initiative by the Prime Minister will continue,” he said.

Earlier, in his address to the FICCI Ladies Organisation small wine cooler, Advani mentioned that the touchstone to gauge the return of normalcy in Kashmir would be a reduction in the number of violent incidents in the state and a return of migrants to their homes. “Only then can we say we are satisfied,” he added.