NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will embark on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, starting from Wednesday during which he will review the security situation in the state and will also tour the Amarnath Shrine located in South Kashmir Himalayas.
The annual Amarnath pilgrimage which commenced on June 28 will continue till August 26. This will be Singh's first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after imposition of the Governor's rule on June 20.
The minister will be accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is likely to reach the state on Wednesday afternoon and the tour to the shrine is scheduled for July 5. The minister will chair high-level meetings with all the stakeholders including Governor NN Vohra and top officials of Army, Jammu & Kashmir government and police, Central para-military forces and intelligence agencies, a home ministry official said.In the high-level meetings, Singh will take stock of the security situation and is also expected to review the impending threats from terrorist outfits active in J&K, particularly to the Amarnath Yatra.
Safe and uneventful conduct of the Amarnath pilgrimage is among the top priorities of the security establishment, the Centre and J&K administration. Singh is also likely to also hold political-level discussions with governor N N Vohra.