Checking Security, Meeting Martyr’s family, interacting with sarpanches, Solidarity with BJP workers, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, met top officials on the second day of the visit. He took stock of the security situation, and also met martyred Inspector Arshad Khan’s family. The Home Minister interacted with sarpanches and discussed issues related to the Bakarwal community. He also distributed cheques to families of BJP workers who were killed by terrorists in the state, in recent months.
Amit Shah chaired a meeting of the Integrated Security Grid in Jammu and Kashmir and reviewed the overall security situation of the state. The Home Minister appreciated significant improvement in all parameters related to the security situation in the state. He gave necessary instructions to the officers. He said, there should be zero tolerance towards terrorism and terrorists. There should be continued strict action against terror funding.
Earlier at Wednesday’s review meeting, Amit Shah had asked for speeding up development work, strengthening resources, good governance, inclusive growth for all communities, employment generation for the youth and other such schemes.
The Union Home Minister directed that promoting milk production and poultry in Kashmir would generate jobs… and that more employment opportunities should be given to women. He emphasized on the equal development of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions.
Amit Shah had earlier paid a visit to the family of Jammu and Kashmir Police Inspector Arshad Ahmed Khan, who was martyred in a terrorist attack in Anantnag on June 12. The 37 year old Khan was injured in the terrorist attack and brought to Delhi for special treatment, but succumbed to his injuries during treatment at AIIMS. Khan is survived by his wife and two very young children.
Home Minister Amit Shah also met Panchayat leaders who were elected in last year’s election. Sarpanches from Kashmir and Ladakh were present. He later interacted with the Gujjar Bakarwal community. Amit Shah also spent time expressing solace with families of BJP workers who had been killed by terrorists and handing over cheques to them.
This was the Home Minster’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after assuming charge. On Wednesday he had reviewed the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra which starts on July 1, and also implementation of development works including those under Prime Minister Package of 80,000 crore rupees.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the special package in 2015. The visit sums up the importance that the Modi govt attaches to the development of Jammu and Kashmir.