Security strength in the Kashmir Valley is on high vigilant before PM Modi’s all-party assembly with political pioneers from Jammu and Kashmir on June 24.
This will be PM Modi’s initial convention with all the conventional political parties of Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, 2019, when the Centre repealed the state’s special status and bisect it into two Union Territories: J&K and Ladakh.
The security network in the Valley was surveyed in a core group meeting co-chaired by J&K’s Director General of Police, Lieutenant General and General Officer Commanding of XV Corps, and some breaches were being filled, NDTV reported.
Furthermore, a 48-hour vigilant has been issued in the UT and along the Line of Control, a senior officer said to NDTV. While there is an armistice at the LoC, security forces reportedly “don’t demand to take chances”.
The convention is happening at the peak level and the security forces do not desire anyone to sabotage them, the news channel mentioned a senior official as saying.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had surveyed the security strength in J&K.
The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), a fusion of five regional political parties, will address the all-party convention summoned by the prime minister. The PAGD, or ‘Gupkar Alliance’, comprises the National Conference (NC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPI-M), the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) and the Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC).
More than 14 pioneers from J&K including four ec chief ministers of the former state – Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mehbooba Mufti – have been welcomed.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s J&K unit president Ravinder Raina, two senior party pioneers– ex-deputy chief ministers Nirmal Singh and Kavinder Gupta – will also attend the planned meeting.
The rally is being seen as the primary crucial action taken by the Centre motivated at retrieving the political process in J&K and holding assembly polls. J&K has been under the central rule since June 2018 when the BJP-PDP alliance government subsided.
The prime minister is expected to request leaders at the assembly to join forces with the Delimitation Commission and set the electoral process moving.
Farooq Abdullah stated to reporters on June 22 that repelling leaders will put forth their ultimatum of the rejuvenation of J&K’s special status and statehood during the assembly.