Rajnath Singh on a two-day trip to Jammu & Kashmir

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday began a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which he is slated to hold a high-level meeting in Srinagar and pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath.

Sources in the home ministry said Singh, who will be accompanied by national security adviser Ajit Doval, will arrive in Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon. His engagements are largely lined up for Thursday and include a visit to the holy cave at Amarnath. The annual Amarnath pilgrimage which commenced on June 28 will continue till August 26.

The minister later in the day will chair a high-level security review meeting where top army brass, officials of the Jammu and Kashmir government and police, central paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies will be present, said a source, adding he will also hold political discussions with Governor N.N. Vohra.

Of course, a key agenda for Singh’s visit is conducting a detailed security review to take stock of the situation in wake of BJP’s decision to end its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and imposition of governor’s rule in the state. NSA Doval will be part of the review meeting, apart from governor N N Vohra.

The meeting is expected to review the impending threats from terrorist outfits active in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly to the Amarnath Yatra, and measures taken to neutralise them.

The strategy to step up the offensive against terrorists in view of resumed cordon-and-search-operations in built up areas will be deliberated and fine-tuned at the Srinagar review meeting.

Dear Readers,
As an independent media platform, we do not take advertisements from governments and corporate houses. It is you, our readers, who have supported us on our journey to do honest and unbiased journalism. Please contribute, so that we can continue to do the same in future.

Related posts