Amarnath Yatra: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls for tightened security


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh conducted a high level meeting at Raj Bhavan with all security agencies in Srinagar on Friday. This meeting was held to provide security arrangements in Amarnath Yatra, which will begin on Saturday.

The meeting was carry out focusing on paramilitary Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) attack on Saturday at Pampore town of Pulwama district which is about 24 km south of Srinagar city. It killed eight CRPF men and wounding 20 others.

Rajnath Singh told the officials to build up the security arrangements and strengthen vigil across the state.

In the meeting, the top officials of the Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police was present.

“The Home Minister expressed satisfaction over the performance of the state government as well as the Security Forces and complimented them for excellent ground coordination and synergy.”

Moreover, Singh also promised of positive outcomes on issues of opening of more LoC routes for trade and business, giving permission to foreigners to visit Ladakh including Nubra valley, quick resolution of land related issues, increasing ex gratia payment to families of killed J&K Police personnel at par with the Central Forces and restarting the police modernisation.

He had also told CRPF and BSF to explore the possibility of conducting special recruitment drives in Jammu and Kashmir.