Amit Shah’s J&K Visit: Union Home Secretary prays at Vaishno Devi Shrine


Jammu: Union Home Minister Amit Shah prayed Tuesday morning at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra.

The Interior Minister reached the Katra Shrine through the Sanjhichatt helipad. He was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Jitendra Singh. This is Shah’s first visit to the sacred cave sanctuary after being appointed as the Union’s Home Secretary.

His visit coincides with the ninth day of the ongoing Navratri festival.


Shah will later address a public gathering in Rajouri, about an hour and a half drive from Vaishno Devi Temple. The minister will further initiate development projects and also lay the foundation stone for several projects in the Convention Center in Jammu.

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Shah will then hold a public gathering in Rajouri and offer prayers at Raghunath Temple in Jammu.

He will also inspect several development projects here before heading to the Kashmir Valley.

Later in the evening, the Minister of the Interior will hold a number of crucial meetings, including one on the security situation in the region.

On Wednesday (October 5), Shah will discuss the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting to be held at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar. high level expected to start tomorrow at 10am.

The minister will address a public meeting here in Baramulla later around 11:30 am and address the meeting.

Before concluding his visit to the Union Territory, Shah will also launch and lay the foundation stones for various development projects in Srinagar around 3:30 PM.

Several programs are planned during his visit to the valley, including those that will be held by communities such as Bakarwal and Gujjars to honor Shah on behalf of the Modi government for working for the well-being of these communities.

In a surprising move, the Modi government recently nominated Ghulam Ali for the Rajya Sabha. Ali joined BJP in 2008 and is from the Gujjar tribe.

Several organizational meetings are also scheduled, including the state core group meeting and meeting with party MPs and MLAs. This is Amit Shah’s second visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the repeal of Article 370 by Modi’s government in August 2019.

Meanwhile, Shah met people from various communities on Monday, including the Gujjar-Bakarwal, Rajput, Pahari and Jammu Sikh Community.





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