Home Minister Amit Shah holds review meeting to check security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday held a review meeting with security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra in Srinagar. Shah also directed to all security agencies to take all possible steps to ensure violence-free Amarnath Yatra.

The review meeting chaired by Union Minister Amit Shah – who was in the valley as a part of his two-day visit –  was attended by many top officials of Jammu and Kashmir including Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Speaking in the meeting, Shah directed all the senior officials to supervise the whole security arrangements. Shah said, ‘There should be no laxity in the security arrangements, strict enforcement of Standard Security Operations (SOPs) should be maintained. He added strict SOPs should be followed even at the time of deploying forces and the timely dispatch of convoys should be done.

He also said that the security forces should use the best technology not only for security but also to facilitate the movements of devotees.

Shah further said the preparations should be done to deal with any type of natural calamity and also on the medical emergency fronts. All Trained and specialized units should be deployed. He further the best possible facilities should be provided in the base camps,” he said.

He further directed all the security agencies to continue taking strict action against miscreants and should be more alert on all the sensitive places.

Shah will return to the national Capital today. This is Amit Shah’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since assuming office as the Union Home Minister.

Before flying back to the national capital, Union Home Minister Shah will meet local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and members of Panchayats at the Nehru Guest House in Srinagar’s Cheshma Shahi area. Shah will also meet the family of SHO Anantnag Arshad Khan who lost his life in a terror attack on June 12.

While a delegation of civil society members, a delegation of people connected with tourism and some youth delegations, will also meet Shah during his maiden visit to the state.

Union Home Minister is also expected to address a media conference in Srinagar on Thursday.

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