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Amid tight security cover; Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Jammu for 3-day UT visit

Gets grand welcome at airport; To address mega rallies in Rajouri, Baramulla; lay foundation stone of developmental projects; chair high level security meeting in Sgr, meet families of martyrs, members from civil society groups

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Jammu/ Srinagar, Oct 03 : Amid tight security cover, Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Jammu on Monday. Shah will stay in J&K UT for three-days and address two mega rallies in Rajouri and Baramulla while he is likely to chair a high level security meeting in Srinagar as well.

Official sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Shah arrived in Jammu this evening. He was received by J&K LG Manoj Sinha, senior officials from administration, police and the BJP Core group leaders at the technical airport Jammu.

Official sources told KNO, that Shah after reaching Raj Bhawan Jammu is scheduled to meet civil society groups, top businessmen and delegations of various organizations are

“On Tuesday morning, Shah will head towards Vaishno Devi Shrine situated at Trikuta Hills in Reasi district. On the eve of Ramnavami, Shah will perform a special pooja at Mata Vaishno Bhawan,” a source, privy to the Shah’s itinerary, told KNO.

After paying obeisance at Vaishno Devi Temple, sources said that Shah will proceed towards border district of Rajouri, where he will address a massive rally at Rajouri Bus Stand. “The Home Minister is likely to make an announcement of giving Scheduled Tribe status to the Pahari population of Rajouri during the rally,” they said.

The sources said that in Jammu, Shah will meet a selected group of BJP leaders at the convention center. “He will also launch some developmental projects and lay the foundation stone of some new projects,” they said.

Shah will land in Srinagar on Tuesday evening, sources said adding that on October 5, he will address a rally at Baramulla Sports Stadium. “In Srinagar, Shah will likely chair a high-level security meeting along with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Army, security force officials, officials of the Home Ministry and various security agencies,” the sources said. “If all goes well, the Home Minister may also visit some families of police martyrs in Kashmir.”

Meanwhile, security forces have been put on high alert in J&K while as night patrolling and check-points have been increased on highways and crucial points. Srinagar city is under drone vigil to prevent any untoward incident during Shah’s visit—(KNO)

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