National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday met Amit Shah in the North Block as the Home Minister chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba chief of the Intelligence Bureau and other senior officials also attended the meeting.

This was for the first time that Doval met Shah after his return from the Kashmir Valley, where he stayed for about 10 days and personally monitored the situation.

A day after the Government revoked Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, NSA Ajit Doval was spotted chatting around and having lunch with the local residents of Shopian in Kashmir.

Doval was in Kashmir to assess the security situation in the state as it was placed under curfew in the wake of the Government’s announcement.

During his stay in the Valley, Doval also met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan.

During the meeting, Malik and Doval stressed the importance of reaching out to people and helping them meet their daily needs, besides ensuring their safety and security.

He also addressed groups of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Reserve Police Force and the Indian Army personnel to boost their morale in the state’s altered scenario.

Jammu and Kashmir was put under virtual curfew on 5 August when the Modi government scrapped the Article 370 and split the state into two union territories.

Meanwhile, around 200 schools reopened in Srinagar on Monday after a gap of 15 days following the revocation of Article 370.

While teachers and staff showed up in most of the schools, students did not.

However, all government offices started functioning normally from today.

On Saturday, more than 50,000 landline phones were made operational after services in 17 exchanges of the Kashmir Valley were restored after a period of about 12 days, as part of gradual easing of restrictions in a phased manner.