New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will chair a high-level meeting here in the national capital today to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The official word of his meeting was convened on Wednesday amid an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces at the Chakoora area of Shopian in south Kashmir. It is expected that the Home Minister will review the functioning of the security grid and various aspects related to security and give necessary directions to follow the policy of zero tolerance against terrorism. The meeting is expected to be held around 3 pm in the North Block office of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir Dilbagh Singh, and other senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Central Armed Police Forces will be attending the meeting.
Director Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka and Central Central Reserve Police Force Director General SL Thaosen will also be present in the meeting, which is chaired by the Home Minister from time to time to review the status of Jammu and Kashmir where several civilians and security force personnel are being targeted by militants over the years and several personnel have lost lives in such attacks.
RAW chief and other senior officials of the Centre, including those from Jammu and Kashmir are also expected to attend the meeting. Matters related to various developmental works being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir are also expected to be on the agenda of the meeting.
The Home Minister, on his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir in October last year, had also reviewed the security situation in the Union Territory. Shah also held a review meeting in New Delhi on December 28, 2022, over the security situation and development aspects of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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