LIVE: Amit Shah in J&K for first time since abrogation of A-370, Inaugurates Srinagar-Sharjah Flight
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived here on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, his first since the revocation of Article 370, during which he will review the security situation in the valley. Shah was received at the Srinagar airport by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha where other senior officials of the Jammu and Kashmir administration were also present, officials said. The Home Minister chaired a high-level security review meeting and flagged off the inaugural Srinagar-Sharjah flight.
Shah inaugurates Srinagar-Sharjah flightPicture courtesy: ANI
Jammu & Kashmir: Union Home Minister inaugurates Srinagar-Sharjah international flight. "We declare it open from today. This will help in boosting tourism and bring more investment in the Union Territory," he says pic.twitter.com/Bm8WV2LYox
J&K to become 'giver' not 'taker' region of India: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said on Saturday that the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about Jammu and Kashmir is to convert the union territory into a 'giver' and not a 'taker' region of the country. "Before August 5, 2019, what did the 70 years of Independence give J&K -- 87 assembly, 6 Lok Sabha seats and three families.
#WATCH Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs security review meeting during his three-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir pic.twitter.com/qtohyuXs2P
Amit Shah Visits Family of Slain Inspector in Kanipora
HM Amit Shah visits Kanipora residence of slain Inspector Parvez Ahmed, who was killed by militants last month. During his visit, HM met Ahmed's wife Fatima Akhter & gave her official papers for a govt job J&K. LG Manoj Sinha, Union Min Jitendra Singh & DGP Dilbag Singh also present
HM AMit Shah At The Residence of Slain Police Inspector in KaniporaPicture courtesy: Special Arrangement
LG Manoj Sinha Receives Shah At Airport
Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Srinagar on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review security situation in the Union Territory pic.twitter.com/wlE7XzXoyo
Security was beefed up across Kashmir ahead of Shah's visit to the valley. Additional deployment of security forces has been made across the valley, the officials said. They said the security apparatus has been beefed up, especially in the city here.
Official sources said 50 companies of additional paramilitary forces are being inducted into the valley in the wake of the recent spate of civilian killings.
Bunkers manned by CRPF forces have come up in several areas of the city as well in other parts of the Kashmir valley, the officials said.
First Visit Since Abrogation of Article 370
This is Shah's first visit to Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019.