Amit Shah arrives in Srinagar on 3-day visit to J-K

PTI Srinagar | Updated on October 23, 2021

This is his first visit since the abrogation of Article 370

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived here on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, his first since the revocation of Article 370, during which he will review the security situation in the valley.

Shah was received at the Srinagar airport by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. Other senior officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration were also present, officials said.

The Home Minister is scheduled to chair a high-level security review meeting later in the day and also flag off the inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight.

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He is also likely to interact with members of a youth club here.

This is Shah’s first visit to Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir State into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.

Additional security

Security was beefed up across Kashmir ahead of Shah’s visit to the valley. Additional deployment of security forces has been made, the officials said.

They added that 50 companies of additional paramilitary forces are being inducted into the valley in the wake of the recent spate of civilian killings.

Bunkers manned by CRPF forces have come up in several areas of the city as well in other parts of the Kashmir valley, the officials said.

Published on October 23, 2021

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