Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday took stock of the security situation in the Valley and the steps taken to deal with terrorism in view of the increasing terror attacks on the general public, especially non-local workers and minorities in the Kashmir Valley. Officials said the Home Minister took stock of the security situation at a meeting held at Raj Bhavan here.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha, top officials of the administration and senior security officers of the army, CRPF, police and other agencies. Senior officials said the Home Minister was briefed on the steps taken to eradicate terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir and measures taken by the forces to prevent infiltration. Tell us that 11 civilians have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir this October. It is in this background that the Home Minister has arrived on a visit to Kashmir.
Five of those killed in the terror attacks were labourers from Bihar, while three, including two teachers, were from minority communities in Kashmir. Amit Shah's visit is considered crucial at such a time. This is the home minister's first visit to Kashmir after most of the provisions of Section 370 were revoked on August 5, 2019, and the state of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two Union Territories.