J K News Today
New Delhi , June 3:
After taking a review of the country’s national security at a meeting here today, Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir. The visit may take place before the start of the Parliament session on June 17.
Governor Satya Pal Malik had briefed Amit Shah about the prevailing situation in Kashmir valley that figures prominently in the national security matrix as it is the theatre where Pakistan sponsored militancy has wreaked havoc for the past three decades . The Kashmir valley has remained politically and economically destablised place since 1990 ,despite some very successful elections.
Amit Shah , the sources said, is interested in stabilizing the situation by ensuring continuation of anti-terrorism operations for he believes that the terrorism is at the root of the problem, and the main provocative force was Pakistan and its proxies . He is also of the view that despite the successful anti-militancy operations in which more than 100 militants have died until now this year , strong measures needed to be put in place for political and economic stability in the state .
To have a first hand assessment of the situation and to interact with the security forces and agencies and to take their view on the matters that are crucial to restore peace in the Valley, he may visit the state soon. He , apart from visiting the Valley, would also like to visit Jammu to have a clear idea of the problem of the border areas.
Though Mr. Amit Shah is aware of the situation of the state for he had been visiting the state as president of BJP and interacting with the cadre to take feedback on the situation and the resolution thereof, but as a Home Minister his task is cut out for him by reaching out to the sections that did not come under his purview as the national president of the saffron party.
Those familiar with his style of working minutely on each and every aspect of the issue , feel that Amit shah will be able to transform the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. It is also expected that his thrust would be on taking everyone along without losing sight of the main objective of restoring peace in the trouble-hit state.