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Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting to review J-K security situation, 3rd meet in three days

Home Minister also reviews preparations for annual Amarnath pilgrimage scheduled to begin on June 29

Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting to review J-K security situation, 3rd meet in three days

Starting June 9, J&K has been rattled with four terror attacks and encounters over four days this week. PTI



Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 16

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held another high-level review of the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. This is the third review of the ground situation in the UT in three days.

Shah also reviewed the preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage.

Sources said the Home Minister has been given a thorough briefing on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir where security forces are expected to intensify counter-terror operations in the coming days.

The operations against the terrorists will be carried out in line with the Prime Minister’s directive, they said.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Lieutenant J&K Governor Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director of Intelligence Bureau, Senior Army Officers, including Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pandey and Chief of Army Staff (Designate) General Upendra Dwivedi, Director- General of CAPFs, Chief Secretary and DGP of J&K and other senior officers attended the meeting.

The first J&K review was held by PM Narendra Modi on Thursday, where the PM issued directions to Shah and security officials to deploy the full spectrum of national counter-terror capabilities in the UT.

The second meeting was chaired by Shah on Friday with orders passed to deploy 50,000 CAPF personnel on the ground.

During the third follow-up review held at North Block here today, Shah also reviewed the preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage set to start on June 29

Shah has been stressing on providing smooth arrangements on the route from the airport and railway station to the pilgrimage base camp and proper security of all pilgrims, the sources said

Starting June 9, J&K has been rattled with four terror attacks and encounters over four days this week.

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