Ahead of APD visit security beefed up across JK

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Days ahead of the proposed visit of All Party Delegation (APD) to the Kashmir Valley, the security across the state has been beefed up.

Following Pakistan’s ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector, violent protest, all security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on very high alert in the entire State in anticipation of surge in violence or terror attack ahead of the visit of All Party Delegation (APD) to Jammu and Kashmir.

Even Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi wrote to the Principal Secretaries to Governor and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Secretary and the Director General of Police calling for stepped-up security in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of All Party Delegation’s visit apart from making other arrangements including meetings with various organizations, political parties and individuals with the delegation.”

Sources said all security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir including para-military forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police have been put on very high alert in the entire State in anticipation of surge in violence or terror attack ahead of the visit of All Party Delegation (APD) toJammu and Kashmir.

Over 70, 000 extra deployments of CRPF personnel is ensured in Kashmir Valley to keep things under control.

In Valley, after reports of clashes occurred between the security forces at scores of places on Friday in which over 300 people were injured, authorities again imposed curfew in Baramulla, Sopore and Budgam towns in addition to areas falling under Nowhatta and MR Gunj inSrinagar city.

Huge contingent of security forces have been deployed in strength while restrictions were in place in the rest of the Valley.

Senior separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani has asked civilians and trade and business organisations not to meet the all party delegation arriving here on Sunday headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The All Party Delegation, as reported, will meet delegations in Srinagar on September 4 and till noon of September 5 and in Jammu fromSeptember 5 afternoon till evening before departing for the Union capital.

The delegation will also have meetings with Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

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