Modi government is fully committed to crackdown on terrorists: Amit Shah

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New Delhi. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday directed security agencies to implement the policy of area domination and complete rein on terrorist activities (Zero Terror Plan) in Jammu division on the lines of Kashmir to achieve success. Shah said that the Narendra Modi-led government is committed to crack down on terrorists with new methods.

Sources said that the Home Minister told these things to the officials in a high-level meeting convened to review the security situation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in view of the recent terrorist attacks. Shah also reviewed the preparations for the annual Amarnath Yatra which is going to start from June 29. Sources said that the Home Minister was briefed in detail about the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and in the coming days, the security forces can intensify the anti-terrorism operation there. He said that the operation against the terrorists will be carried out as per the instructions of the Prime Minister.

Shah chaired a high-level meeting in North Block here. Three days before this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also held a meeting on the same issue, in which he instructed the officials regarding security arrangements. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Army Chief General Manoj Pandey, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi nominated as the next Army Chief, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau Director Tapan Deka, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Aneesh Dayal Singh, BSF Director General Nitin Agarwal, Jammu and Kashmir Police Director General RR Swain and other top security officials attended the meeting.

Sources said that in a meeting held last Friday, Shah was briefed about the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, deployment of security forces along the International Border and Line of Control, infiltration attempts, status of counter-terrorism operations and terrorists active in the Union Territory.

Terrorists attacked four places in Reasi, Kathua and Doda districts of Jammu and Kashmir in the last four days, killing nine pilgrims and a CRPF jawan and injuring seven security personnel and several others. Two suspected Pakistani terrorists were also killed in an encounter with security forces in Kathua district and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition was recovered from them. On June 9, terrorists opened fire on a bus of pilgrims when it was going from Shivkhodi temple to Katra.

The bus was carrying pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. After the firing, the bus fell into a deep ditch, killing nine people and injuring 41 others. On June 11, terrorists opened fire on a joint post of Rashtriya Rifles and Police in Bhaderwah. On June 12, terrorists attacked a search party in Gandoh area of ​​Doda district, in which seven security personnel including a policeman were injured.

In view of these attacks, Prime Minister Modi discussed the deployment of security forces and anti-terrorism operations with the Home Minister on June 13. The Prime Minister also spoke to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and inquired about the situation in the Union Territory.
These incidents have happened ahead of the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave temple in the South Kashmir Himalayas. The yatra is scheduled to begin on June 29 and continue till August 19. Pilgrims to Amarnath travel through two routes in Jammu and Kashmir – Baltal and Pahalgam.

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