IGP Kashmir chairs security review meet ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, June 10 (UNI) With just over a fortnight left for the annual Amarnath Yatra and following last eveings desperate terror attack killing nine pilgrims in Jammu’s Reasi, Inspector General of Police Kashmir VK Birdi chaired a security review meeting here on Monday.

The Amarnath Yatra will commence from June 29 from the twin routes of Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and Pahalgam in south Kashmir.

The security arrangements for Mela Kheer Bhawani and Eid-ul-Adha to be celebrated this month were also discussed.

IGP Kashmir directed the officers to maintain strict surveillance over the anti-social/anti-national elements using drones and CCTV’s and also establish round the clock naka/ cutoff points.

He reiterated the need to enhance the anti-terrorist grid by generating specific intelligence and to intensify CASOs/anti-terrorist operations in all the districts.

The meeting was attended by Range DIGs, District SSPs & other senior officers of PCR Kashmir.

SSP Ganderbal gave a detailed briefing regarding the upcoming festival of Mela Kheer Bhawani being celebrated on June 13 and preparations for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra (SANJY)-2024.

During the session, the officers elaborated on the security arrangements meticulously planned for the Mela Kheer Bhawani, which in addition to District Ganderbal is scheduled to take place at various temples across the Kashmir Valley.

Issues related to law and order, crowd management, traffic control, ensuring the overall safety of the devotees was also discussed.

The security arrangements for the peaceful observance of the upcoming Eid-Ul-Adha to be celebrated on June 17, was discussed in detail by all the participating officers.

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