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Jammu and Kashmir: Governor Satya Pal Malik reviews security for Amarnath Yatra

Detailed presentations were made by security agencies regarding the security environment in the state, keeping in view the potential of subversive elements.

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Srinagar Published on: May 22, 2019 7:28 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik
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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday reviewed security arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on July 1.

"In a meeting held at the state Raj Bhawan in Srinagar the governor stressed the need for all concerned agencies to maintain a close watch and effective coordination to ensure the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Yatra," an official statement said.

Detailed presentations were made by security agencies regarding the security environment in the state, keeping in view the potential of subversive elements.

Extensive discussions were held on preparedness for meeting any unforeseen situation arising in the Yatra area, deployment of road opening parties (ROP) for safe movement of Yatris, corridor security and area domination especially beyond ROP hours, functioning of the Joint Control Rooms at every Yatra camp and linking up Joint Control Rooms with the MeT Department and the District Disaster Management Units, the statement said.

It also discussed deployment of Mountain Rescue Teams (MRTs) of the state police along with rescue teams of various forces at identified locations on both the Yatra routes, deployment of well-equipped Fire Fighting teams at pre-determined points, installation of X-Ray baggage scanning units at appropriate locations, access control arrangements at Neelgrath, Panjtarni and Pahalgam helipads, bar code enumeration points and telecommunication facilities along the Yatra routes.

The Governor directed the administration to ensure rapid and unhindered movement of validly registered pilgrims from the time they enter the state and travel to the holy cave.

The resolution expressed confidence that the NDA will come back to power under Modi and said its government planned a capital investment of Rs 100 lakh crore in infrastructure while Rs 25 lakh crore will be devoted to farm and rural sectors.

Hailing Modi's leadership and expressing faith in him, the resolution adopted by NDA leaders said their alliance is a true representative of India's diversity and dynamism.

"It is the alliance that manifests the dreams and aspirations of 130 crore Indians. Today, the NDA has become the principal pole in Indian politics.

"Under the leadership of PM Modi, the NDA government has future-proofed India, which means the creation of next-generation roads, railways, highways, i-ways and ports infrastructure that caters to the needs of the present and coming generations," it said.

The NDA, the resolution added, stands as a bulwark against the "vote-bank politics and old-school political thinking of the Opposition" whose 20th-century politics has not cut ice with the young voters of the 21st century.

"The last five years were about fulfilling the basic needs of the people; now is the time to further increase the pace of progress and meet the aspirations of the people," it said.
It also praised the outgoing government's development and welfare initiatives.

Singh said its work on the security and diplomatic fronts have ensured that India is no longer seen as a "soft state" by the world.

"We resolved that once again under the leadership of PM Modi, by 2022, when India marks 75 years of freedom, it is our endeavour to fulfil the dreams of our great freedom fighters and give shape to the strong, prosperous, developed and inclusive India they dreamt of," it said.

Besides representatives of 36 NDA constituents, Singh said leaders of three other parties also sent their letters of support at the alliance meeting.

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