Srinagar- Security has been beefed up and put on a maximum alert across Baramulla ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the north Kashmir district.
A top security official said that police and paramilitary forces have been deployed for surveillance and vehicles are being checked at several places in the district.
Earlier on last week, Jammu and Kashmir police chief – Dilbag Singh visited the district and chaired a meeting of civil and police officers to review the security arrangements. The DGP emphasized upon the officers to keep an eye on the activities of suspicious elements who always try to find an opportunity to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere.
Meanwhile, in a first of its kind in the district especially in Sopore town – which once used to be the hotbed of militant/anti-national activities Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are on wheels and have been continuously announcing people to participate in the Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s rally.
Pertinent to mention, Shah is scheduled to visit Baramulla on October 5 and address a mega rally there. He is also scheduled to make announcements about various welfare schemes for Paharis and Schedule Tribe people in Baramulla.
30,000 People To Attend HM’s Rally
BJP’s J&K unit said on Saturday that it expects nearly 30,000 people will participate in the rally in Baramulla district .
Party’s General Secretary (Organization), Ashok Koul said that the party has already started preparations for Amit Shah’s rally and that the corner meetings have been started to finalize the arrangements.
BJP’s J&K unit president Ravinder Raina chaired a meeting of party leaders to review the arrangements.
The discussion on several issues was held threadbare and it was conveyed to the leaders that every arrangement should be finalized well on time and there should be no loophole in the arrangements.
Koul told a local news agency KNO that Raina will be chairing a meeting tomorrow in Bandipora to discuss and finalize the arrangements for the rally. “The people from different parts of the Valley would participate in the rally and we are expecting a gathering of 30,000 participants from Srinagar, south Kashmir and mostly from Bandipora, Baramulla and other nearby places,” Koul said.
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