Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Srinagar, security issues on agenda

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 23, 2021 12:21 pm -- Updated:October 23, 2021 12:26 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Srinagar on Saturday for a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review the security situation in the Union Territory.

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He was welcomed at the airport by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. Amit Shah will chair the security review meeting in Srinagar and will hold an interaction with members of Jammu and Kashmir's Youth Clubs on Saturday.

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Shah will also inaugurate the first direct international flight between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar and Sharjah in the UAE on the first day of his three-day visit to the UT.
This is his first visit to the UT  since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

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Over the past few days, several civilians have been killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking fear in the valley. Recently, after the killings of non-locals in Jammu and Kashmir around 700 people have been detained in the union territory, a few under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), police officials informed.

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Meanwhile, a total of 26 detainees are being shifted to the Central Jail of Agra from Jammu and Kashmir under the Public Safety Act 1978. The order has been issued ahead of Amit Shah's three-day visit to the UT beginning Saturday.

Welcome hoarding erected in Srinagar on Friday ahead of arrival of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. (

So far, as many as 15 terrorists have been neutralised in two weeks in the union territory informed IGP (Kashmir), Vijay Kumar.

-PTC News


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