Union Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday for a three-day visit.
The Union Minister’s visit comes in the backdrop of the ongoing terror attacks in Kashmir. Shah will attend security review meetings in Jammu and Kashmir. Shah will meet Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and officials of the Central Armed Forces.
He will be accompanied by Home Secretary A.K. Bhalla, other senior officials in the ministry, various army chiefs and heads of intelligence agencies.
This is Amit Shah’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since she was stripped of her special status in August 2019. Security has been beefed up in Srinagar and Jammu ahead of the visit. Special check posts were set up in the cities. In some parts of Kashmir, the internet was cut off and two-wheelers seized.
The Kashmir Zone IGP said that the police action had nothing to do with the Union Minister’s visit and was part of normal anti-terrorism operations. However, the workers alleged that the police confiscated their vehicles without even checking the documents and that such actions seriously affected the home delivery sector.
During Shah’s three-day visit, he will lay the foundation stone of two new government medical colleges at Udhampuri and Handwara and will flag off the Srinagar-Sharjah flight. He will also address the Jammu Mega Rally.