Home Minister Amit Shah to visit Kashmir, Jammu

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to visit the union territory of Jammu anf Kashmir on June 23 to review the security arrangements for the upcoming annual pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra and to inaugurate various developmental projects.

Quoting sources, KNO reported that Shah will arrive in Srinagar on June 23 on a two-day visit. “On the first day, he will reach Jammu where he is scheduled to address a public rally at around 11 am. Following it, he would leave for Srinagar where he will chair the security review meeting including the preparations for the upcoming Amarnath yatra commencing on July 1,” they said.

Reportedly, Shah will also meet many delegations including political and civil society. “He is likely to meet delegations from Gujjar, Bakerwals, and also Pahari community besides SC and ST Community,” they said.

They said on June 24, Shah is likely to visit the Baltal base camp of Amarnath pilgrims to review the preparations in place for pilgrims. “He is also scheduled to participate in a special Pooja at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath,” he said.

A BJP delegation is also scheduled to meet Shah during his visit in Srinagar. “Union Home Minister is arriving on a two-day visit on June 23,” BJP General Secretary (Org) Ashok Koul, confirmed to KNO.

“BJP leaders are meeting tomorrow (Thursday) to finalise the preparations for the Home Minister’s visit,” a BJP leader said, wishing not to be named.

Meanwhile, security has been put on a high alert across Kashmir ahead of the Home Minister’s visit. “Security grid is already in alert mode in the wake of the upcoming pilgrimage. In view of Home Minister’s visit, all installations are on a high alert mode and security will be further enhanced on highways,” sources said.

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