New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has arrived in Srinagar on Saturday on a three-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Home Minister Amit Shah first reached the house of martyred Inspector Parvez Ahmed, who was sacrificed in an encounter with terrorists last month. He met Ahmed's wife Fatima Akhtar and handed him official documents for a government job. Amit Shah was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Union Ministers Jitendra Singh and DGP Dilbagh Singh.
This is Shah's first visit after section 370 was withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said Shah was warmly welcomed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Srinagar airport where other senior officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration were also present. The Home Minister will lead a high-level security review meeting later in the day and flag off the first flight to Srinagar-Sharjah. He is also likely to discuss with members of a youth club here.
On the first day of the tour, Amit Shah will launch the first Direct International Flight between Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Security has been beefed up in Srinagar ahead of Amit Shah's visit to the Union Territory. Traffic has been diverted at several places in Jammu and Kashmir, two-wheelers and four-wheelers are being searched thoroughly.