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Security beefed up in J&K ahead of Home Minister’s visit

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Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday for a three-day visit to chair security review meetings, address Panchayat members as well as political workers.

This will be Shah’s first visit to J&K since the nullification of the Constitution’s Article 370 in August 2019.

Shah’s visit comes against the backdrop of the civilian killings including of five migrant labourers in Kashmir.

Briefing about the programmes of Union Home Minister, BJP’s general secretary Sunil Sharma said Shah will arrive in Srinagar first and then travel to Jammu.

He said they have called their district presidents for one of Shah’s events.

“(The) home minister will also attend a public rally in Jammu,” local news agency KNO quoted Sharma as saying.

Meanwhile, security arrangements have been tightened across Jammu and Srinagar cities as security forces have enhanced checking and frisking.

The main rally venue has been sealed and people are not allowed to venture there.

Shah’s visit is part of the Centre’s continuing outreach campaign, during which he is also expected to review the implementation of various developmental schemes.

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