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Union Home Minister Amit Shah lands in Jammu on a 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir


Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday landed in Jammu on a 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. He is being accompanied by Union Minister Jitendra Singh and senior officers of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary Arun Mehta and other senior civil and police officers received the Home Minister at the technical area of the Jammu airport.

Senior local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, Ravinder Raina, Nirmal Singh and others were also present. Shah will be staying at the Raj Bhavan for the night.

Official sources disclosed that the Union Home Minister he will pay obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday morning and from there he will fly to Rajouri district of Jammu division, where he is scheduled to address a public rally. Sources in the BJP disclosed that the Home Minister is likely to announce reservations for the Pahari community of J&K as STs.

Sources added that Shah could also announce regularisation of daily wagers in the Union Territory, a long pending demand by hundreds of locals working for many years in various government departments.

After his Rajouri public rally, Shah will fly to the Kashmir valley where he is scheduled to address another public rally in Baramulla district.

Shah will also chair a security review meeting which will be attended by the Lt Governor, senior officers of local police, and central armed police forces (CAPFs) and officers of intelligence agencies of the UT and the centre.

He will also lay the foundation stone of many developmental works during his stay in J&K including a convention complex in Jammu city.

The Lt Governor is hosting a dinner for the Home Minister on Tuesday evening. Shah will fly back to New Delhi on October 5.


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