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Internal security top agenda of home minister Amit Shah's Kashmir visit

Home Minister Amit Shah. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Delhi Jun 25, 2019, 06.42 PM (IST)

Home minister Amit Shah will embark on a two-day visit to the Kashmir valley from Wednesday. 

Focusing on internal security, the home minister will chair a high-level security meeting in Srinagar during the visit. He will also co-chair the unified headquarters meeting with J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik.

Unified headquarters is the state's apex anti-militancy security grid, which comprises top officials of the security forces, including the army and the state police engaged in counter-insurgency operations.

Shah will also meet the state party leaders, delegations of the civil society and Panchayat members. The home minister's visit, which was earlier scheduled for June 30, was preponed due to his busy schedule connected with the Union Budget.

Earlier this month, Shah held a security meeting to take stock of internal security in the country and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, attended by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and the Intelligence Bureau chief.

Shah has asserted that the policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government of zero tolerance towards terrorism will continue in Jammu and Kashmir.

(With inputs from agencies)