Jammu & Kashmir LG calls high-level security meeting ahead of PM Modi’s visit to UT

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Union Territory on April 24, Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will be chairing a crucial security review meeting on Wednesday, April 13. While the meeting is said to be focused on a full security agenda ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, chiefs of the IB, RAW, and NIA are also said to participate in the meeting. 

In the meantime, the Intelligence Bureau’s counter-terror operations head Tapan Deka has also reached Jammu and Kashmir in view of PM PM Modi’s arrival in the UT. Earlier, the team had arrived in the valley when there was a report of a spike in targetted killings of civilians which included the killing of 11 civilians in the span of 10 to 15 days. Thereafter in view of a possible breach of law and order situation, the security agencies are on an alert. Meanwhile, along with the security agencies, senior officials of the civil and police administrations including the CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir police, and others, will also take part in the meeting both in a physical and virtual manner. They will be doing a thorough analysis of the security situation and further also consider if more is to be done. 

While the security arrangements will remain the topmost topic of discussion in the meeting, discussions may also take place on the PM’s programmes for the day. 

Notably, the aforementioned meeting came just two days after another security meeting took place in Delhi. Amid the ongoing developments in neighbouring Pakistan, the security agencies are also suspecting possible attempts of hostilities by the terror forces. 

PM Modi to visit Jammu on April 24

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to visit Jammu on April 24, 2022, to address the country on the occasion of ‘Panchayati Raj Diwas’. It is pertinent to note that this would be PM Modi’s first visit to the UT since the abrogation of Article 370. 

PM Modi is also scheduled to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of multi-crore industrial projects. During his visit, he will also interact with members of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), launch industrial investments, and inaugurate or lay the foundation stones of various development projects. 

On the other hand, the All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) on Monday had stated that it hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the major issue of liabilities under MGNREGA and infrastructural deficiencies in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) during his visit to the union territory on April 24.

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