Home Minister Amit Shah chairs security meet on J&K, likely to visit state

Amit Shah spoke about the preparation to deal with terror attacks and deployment of security forces in Kashmir amid inputs that Pakistan-backed terrorists were planning to target Amarnath Yatra

Home Minister Amit Shah chairs security meet on J&K, likely to visit state
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Home Minister Amit Shah to introduce Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Monday in Rajya Sabha. This Bill is to implement 10% Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a meeting is underway between Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, at Parliament.

The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Samant Kumar Goel and senior Home Ministry officials.

Informed sources said the Minister discussed internal security as well as the situation in Jammu and Kashmir where the Amarnath Yatra has been curtailed after the government warned of terror threats.

Shah spoke about the preparation to deal with terror attacks and deployment of security establishment in the Kashmir Valley amid inputs that Pakistan-backed terrorists were planning to target the Amarnath Yatra - an annual month-long Hindu pilgrimage which started on June 28 and was to end on August 15, the sources said.

Shah is reportedly planning to visit Jammu and Kashmir. This too was discussed, said a source.

The Home Minister was apprised about the situation on the border where some Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian forces when they tried to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir on the night of July 31-August 1.

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Published: 4 Aug 2019, 12:52 PM
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