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Amit Shah on 3-day J&K visit today amid civilian killings; first visit since abrogation of Article 370

During his 3-day stay in the union territory, the minister will also inaugurate the first direct international flight between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar and Sharjah in UAE on Saturday.

Amit Shah on 3-day J&K visit today amid civilian killings; first visit since abrogation of Article 370-dnm
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Srinagar, First Published Oct 23, 2021, 9:14 AM IST
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Amid civilian killings, ongoing encounter, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir amid heightened security on Saturday.

During his 3-day stay in the union territory, the minister will also inaugurate the first direct international flight between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar and Sharjah in UAE on Saturday.

This will be the Union Minister's first visit to the Union Territory since its formation following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

Earlier Shah had visited the erstwhile state right after taking charge as the home minister in 2019. He had then reviewed security for the Amarnath Yatra and taken stock of progress on central schemes.

According to reports, he will also meet families of those killed in the recent civilian killings in the Union Territory. He is then scheduled to chair a meeting of the Unified Command to review the situation on the ground.

According to sources, special focus will be on increased levels of infiltrations through the borders.

Sources said Shah is likely to arrive in Srinagar around 11 am on Saturday, following which he will chair a unified command meeting at Raj Bhawan on security. The meeting will be attended by the four corps commanders, J&K police top brass and chiefs of intelligence bureau and central armed police forces among other top officials.

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