Union Home Minister Amit Shah has reached Srinagar for a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir for the first time after the abrogation of Article 370. During the three-day visit, he will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and review the progress of various development works.
Special emphasis will be on preventing the incidents of recent target killings in future and crushing terrorism from the root. In Srinagar, the Home Minister will launch a direct flight to Sharjah. Heavy security arrangements have been made in Jammu and Srinagar because of the visit. Drones are also being monitored at both places. Along with the Home Ministry, senior security agencies NIA, IB, CRPF, BSF have also reached Srinagar in security-related meetings.
Meanwhile, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh held meetings and finalized the programs in Jammu and Srinagar. The Home Minister will be in Jammu on October 24. Here he will address the gathering at Bhagwati Nagar. In the beneficiary conference, 80 beneficiaries of various schemes of the central government will be handed over certificates and documents related to the scheme. Along with inaugurating the new block of IIT Jammu, a program to meet various delegations is also proposed.
On Friday, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh took stock of the preparations and officials at the rally venue. After meeting with security agencies and administrative officials at Srinagar Secretariat, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Dr Jitendra Singh finalized the programs. Security meetings, as well as the beneficiary conference, will be held at SKICC, Srinagar.
A schedule of meetings with various delegations is also proposed. Meanwhile, BSF DG Pankaj Kumar Singh has also reached Srinagar on Friday. Tight security arrangements have been made in the areas around Dal Lake. The entire Dal area has been converted into a security camp. The patrolling of security forces has been increased.
The rally organized in Jammu has been given an official form. There will be no party program of any kind due to the beneficiary convention at the rally site. Neither flags nor any other type of event will be held. Screen TVs have been installed at the rally site so that the people who reached the rally do not face any trouble.