Amit Shah To Chair High Level Meet On Kashmir Situation Today

• LG Sinha, Security Top Brass To Participate In The Meeting

New Delhi– The Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a high-level meeting on Tuesday over the Jammu and Kashmir situation, especially in the backdrop of a spurt in militant attacks, including the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit employee, and the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra being held after a gap of over two years.

According to reports, Shah will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in the meeting being attended by top brass security, including intelligence chiefs and the Director Generals of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), Additional Chief Secretary (Home) RK Goyal, Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, and Special DG (CID) Rashmi Ranjan Swain.

J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who is already in New Delhi, will also participate in the meeting and brief the chair about the measures his administration is taking for the smooth conduct of the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, reports said.

Along with Sinha, reports said, officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration and police chief Dilbag Singh will be participating in the meeting wherein they will make a presentation of a ‘blueprint’ prepared for this 45-day long Yatra.

This annual pilgrimage is commencing from June 30 after a hiatus of two years and expecting a huge participation of the devotees this year.

“The J&K police Chief Dilbag Singh is expected to make a detailed presentation on the current security situation in the Union Territory that has witnessed besides a huge tourist footfall, a sudden spike in militant attacks. The killing of KP employee Rahut Bhat and the tension that followed it, is also likely to be discussed in the high-level meeting,” reports said.

Meanwhile, LG Sinha on Monday met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh here, and discussed the road infrastructure for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

Sinha requested the Defence Minister for assistance of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to make the difficult stretches in the challenging terrain at high altitudes smooth which will ease the tracking up to the holy cave.

“Met Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh Ji @rajnathsingh today and discussed road infrastructure for Shri AmarnathJi Yatra and @BROindia assistance at difficult stretches in challenging terrain at high altitudes which will greatly ease the trek to the holy cave, ” the Office of LG, Jammu and Kashmir tweeted.

It was learnt that LG also requested the Defence Minister for setting up make-shift hospitals by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) in least two places, and oxygen booths in the route to the holy cave.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has planned this annual pilgrimage on a grand scale with many new initiatives such as setting up of Tent Township on the line of Kumbh Mela and a huge and fool-proof security apparatus will be created with the help of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Central Armed Police Forces and the Indian Army.

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