Srinagar: Security has been beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir, ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s three-day visit to the Union territory which is scheduled to begin from Saturday.
All sensitive places in Srinagar and other districts in the valley have been put under a strict security vigilance. With drones in place, security forces are leaving no stone unturned in maintaining strict surveillance in the city center–Lal Chowk.
“Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning from Saturday, the security has been heightened across Kashmir. All sensitive places in Srinagar and other districts of valley have veen put under strict security blanket. With drones in place, forces are maintaining strict vigil in city centre Lal Chowk,” said Mathew A Jones, DIG, CRPF on Friday.
Local police seized thousands of bikers at various places in Kashmir valley and the Internet services have been suspended in many areas. Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar claims that suspension of internet services as well heightened security are purely related to militancy-related incidents and has nothing to do with the upcoming visit of the home minister.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (Oct 23, 2021). He is scheduled to address a mega public rally in Jammu and will also chair a security review meeting there. This will be Shah’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.