Amarnath Yatra 2022: Drone cameras, 12000 paramilitary troops, police to face guard in J&Okay

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The house secretary reviewed the safety preparedness for the Amarnath Yatra with high officers of paramilitary forces and the Jammu and Kashmir administration, the officers mentioned. 

Highlights

  • 12,000 paramilitary troops and a whole lot of J&Okay Police personnel will guard the Yatra
  • The Amarnath yatra which is scheduled to start on June 30 after a spot of two years
  • Drone cameras will hover over the pilgrim routes to assist the safety forces

A minimum of 12,000 paramilitary troops and a whole lot of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel, with the assistance of drone cameras, will guard the Amarnath yatra which is scheduled to start on June 30 after a spot of two years, officers mentioned. Union Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Friday reviewed the safety preparedness for the annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine positioned in south Kashmir at an altitude of three,888 meters.

The Amarnath yatra couldn’t be carried out in 2020 and 2021 as a result of coronavirus pandemic, whereas it was reduce brief in 2019 simply earlier than the abrogation of Article 370. The pilgrimage might be an enormous safety problem for the federal government as Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing a variety of focused killings by terrorists in current weeks.

The house secretary reviewed the safety preparedness for the Amarnath Yatra with high officers of paramilitary forces and the Jammu and Kashmir administration, the officers mentioned. About 12,000 paramilitary personnel (120 firms) along with Jammu and Kashmir Police are anticipated to be deployed alongside the 2 pilgrimage routes through Pahalgam and Baltal, they mentioned.

Drone cameras will hover over the pilgrim routes to assist the safety forces make sure the safety of pilgrims, officers mentioned. About three lakh pilgrims are doubtless to participate within the yatra, which is anticipated to finish on August 11. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags can even be given to the pilgrims.

CRPF Director Basic Kuldip Singh and BSF DG Pankaj Singh, together with different officers, attended the assembly bodily, whereas Jammu and Kashmir officers joined it by video convention.

There was a spurt in assaults on non-Muslims and outsiders dwelling in Kashmir for the reason that abrogation of Article 370 of the Structure, which accorded particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir, in August 2019. On Thursday, terrorists killed a Kashmiri Pandit, Rahul Bhat, in Budgam district.
Bhat is the second Kashmiri Pandit to have been killed by terrorists within the final seven months.

A distinguished member of the Kashmiri Pandit neighborhood, chemist Makhan Lal Bindroo, was shot useless by terrorists on October 6, 2021 in Srinagar. As many as 14 individuals belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s minority Hindu neighborhood, together with Kashmiri Pandits, have been killed by militants in varied components of Kashmir between August 2019 and March 2022. These focused included distinguished businessmen, sarpanches and block growth council members. As many as 439 terrorists and 109 safety personnel have been killed in 541 terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir until March this 12 months after Article 370 was repealed, in line with information supplied by the federal government to Parliament. 

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