HM Amit Shah arrives in Srinagar
HM Amit Shah arrives in Srinagar

SRINAGAR — After addressing a massive public rally at Rajouri, Union Home Minister Amit Shah landed in Srinagar on Tuesday evening, officials said here.

Official sources told the news agency KNO that senior civil and police officers, besides BJP leaders received Amit Shah at the Srinagar international airport.

They said that Shah is staying at the Raj Bhavan for the night, where LG Sinha will host dinner. Shah will fly back to Delhi tomorrow afternoon.

Meanwhile, sources told KNO that Shah is also likely to announce the regularisation of daily wagers working in various departments in the UT.

Amit Shah, who is on a 3-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, is scheduled to address a public rally in Baramulla tomorrow.

Shah, as per the sources, will also chair a security review meeting which will be attended by LG Manoj Sinha, senior officers of police, central armed police forces (CAPFs) and officers of various intelligence agencies.

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Gujjar, Bakarwal, Pahari communities to get reservations soon, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that Paharis will get reservation along with Gujjar Bakerwals as the Justice Sharma Committee has recommended reservation for Paharis, Gujjars and Bakerwals and it will be accepted.

He also said just three families used to rule Jammu and Kashmir but now the power is with 30,000 people elected to Panchayats, District Councils of Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a gathering here at Rajouri district of Jammu region, the HM Shah said that today’s rally and the slogans in favour of the BJP are an answer to those who used to say that if Article 370 is abrogated, there will be a bloodbath.

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“After Article 370 abrogation, reservation benefits are being given to Dalits, backwards and those living in hills. Pahadi seats increased after new election delimitation,” he said.

He said that earlier, all money sent by the Centre for Jammu and Kashmir’s development was usurped by a few but now everything is spent on people’s welfare.

“After the abrogation of Article 370, the process for reservation has been cleared,” he said, adding that Justice Sharma’s commission has sent the report and recommended reservation for Gujjar, Bakarwal and Pahari communities and it will be given soon.

He also said that the deaths of security personnel came down from 1,200 per year to 136 this year due to the Modi government’s strong action against militants.

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