- This is Amit Shah’s first visit to J&K after abrogation of Article 370 in 2019
Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah reached Srinagar on Saturday morning, kicking off his three-day tour of the Jammu and Kashmir.
Amit Shah will review the security situation in the Union Territory.
The visit assumes significance as it is his first since August 2019 when Article 370 was abrogated.
There have been major infiltration bids in J&K recently. A few personnel were martyred during combing operations by security forces.
Alongside, civilians too have been killed by militants. According to reports, 11 civilians were killed in October.
In wake of the militant threats, an area of 20-km radius around Raj Bhavan on Gupkar Road, where Amit Shah will be staying for three days, has been fortified.
CRPF and BSF teams have been deployed in Srinagar for higher security.
During his stay, Shah will inaugurate a direct flight between Srinagar and Sharjah on Saturday, the announcement of which had been made by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia last month.
Later, Amit Shah will also meet the families of the civilians killed recently.
As per the tentative itinerary, he will also chair a meeting of the Unified Command to review the ground situation, with special focus on cross-border infiltration.
Shah is scheduled to address a public rally in Jammu on Sunday.
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