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J&K: Amit Shah discusses counter-terrorism measures in wake of civilian killings; key highlights

This is Shah's first visit to Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.

J-K Amit Shah discusses counter-terrorism measures in wake of civilian killings; key highlights-dnm
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Srinagar, First Published Oct 23, 2021, 3:23 PM IST
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Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the security situation and steps taken to combat terrorism in Kashmir Valley and discussed key issues such as prolonged encounters with terrorists, the growing threat of radicalisation, the killing of civilians, and an increase in cross-border infiltration at a high-level meeting in Srinagar.

This is Shah's first visit to Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.

Here are key highlights of Amit Shah’s visit on day 1:

Amit Shah visited the residence of slain inspector Parvez Ahmed, who was killed by terrorists last month. The police officer was shot dead on June 22 as he was returning home after praying at a local mosque.

Officials said Shah offered his condolences to the family of the police officer. He also gave documents of appointment to a government job to the police officer's widow, Fatima Akhtar, on compassionate grounds.

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Shah reviewed the security scenario at a meeting held at the Raj Bhawan here and attended by top civil administration officials, including Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, and senior security officials from the Army, CRPF, police and other agencies, officials said.

The Home Minister was briefed about the steps taken to eliminate terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir and counter-infiltration measures taken by the forces, the officials said.

Security was beefed up across Kashmir ahead of Shah's visit. Additional deployment of security forces has been made across the valley, especially in the city, the officials said.

Amit Shah will inaugurate the first direct international flight between Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar and Sharjah in UAE. He will inaugurate the flight at 6 pm.

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