Amid terror attacks, Amit Shah on 3-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today commenced his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. This is the Home Minister’s maiden visit to the Union Territory after the abrogation of Article 370.

A senior police official said, ‘Shah will review security and development-related projects in Srinagar on Saturday and he will likely hold a public rally in Jammu on Sunday.’

The visit has come at a time when terrorists were targeting civilians in Jammu & Kashmir and security forces were hunting for the ultras.

The Indian Army hosted a joint intelligence and security review conference at its 16 Corps headquarters in Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu, a day ahead of Amit Shah’s three-day visit to J&K.

Chaired by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 16Corps Lt Gen MV Suchindra Kumar, it was attended by senior officers from Kashmir Police, civil administration, CRPF, BSF and others.

Recently, after the killings of non-locals in Jammu and Kashmir around 700 people have been detained in the union territory, a few under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), police officials informed.

Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir comes as part of the central government’s mega outreach program in which 70 Union Ministers are visiting the UT.

 

NT Bureau