Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired the very first meeting with the Home Ministry officials in Delhi.
However the Home Ministry officials have released no comments or statements regarding the outcome of the meeting, it is understood that the Home Minister took stock of the security situation in the country.
The meeting lasted for over two hours and was attended by two junior Ministers, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain, Research and Analysis Wing Secretary Anil Dhasmana, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other higher officials.
According to sources, the first high-level meeting of the 17th Lok Sabha also took on the topics terror, infiltration, Shri Amarnath Ji yatra and developmental works with Governor Satya Pal Malik and top officials of MHA and paramilitary forces.
After his meeting with Shah, Governor Satya Pal Malik told reporters in a very brief chat that he briefed the Home Minister about ground situation in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, developmental works and circumstances.
“We are preparing for Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra. With people’s support it will be successful like the last year,” Malik said.
Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, this year, is to start on July 1 and concludes on August 15 coinciding with Raksha Bandhan and Shravan Purnima. The Central and State Governments planned to deploy around 40,000 troops for security of the pilgrimage.
The 46-day long Shri Amarnath Ji yatra is always taken as a challenge by both Central and State Governments and it was in this context that maximum number of paramilitary forces are being deployed in the State.