Jammu & Kashmir

Amit Shah arrives in Jammu on two-day visit

Amit Shah

Jammu: Home Minister of India Amit Shah reached Jammu on Thursday evening for a two-day visit.

Officials said that Shah, who is also Minister for Co-operation of India was welcomed by Member Parliament from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda constituency Dr Jatinder Singh and Member Parliament from Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha constituency Jugal Kishor Sharma at Technical Airport Jammu.

Sources said that from the airport Shah left for Raj Bhawan, where he was scheduled to chair a high-level meeting with the top brass of the Army, Jammu Kashmir Police, Para Military Forces.

The meeting will be attended by Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, senior officials from the Civil and Police departments.

Sources said that at a high-level meeting, the Home Minister will discuss the blueprint of the upcoming Amarnath Ji Yatra, which will likely resume after 2019.

The GoI is likely to invest more energy on the resumption of the yatra. Shah along with civil administration and armed forces will chalk out strategies to make this year’s yatra smooth and incident-free.

Sources further said that Shah will chair a meeting with top officials regarding current challenges and upcoming summer plans for Kashmir.

In the morning, Amit Shah will attend the 83rd Raising Day of the Central Reserve Police Forces, which this time will take place at MA Stadium, Jammu unlikely in Delhi like past practice, sources said.

Shah will also visit the Mahanpur area of Kathua district where high-security prison will come up.

Sources said that Amit Shah will be holding a third meeting later in the evening before leaving for New Delhi.


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