New Delhi: Amid a spurt in targeted killings in the Union Territory over the past few days, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is expected to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday (October 9) to discuss the situation.
Citing government sources, news agency ANI reported that the meeting is scheduled to take place in the second half of the day in which the Home Minister and the LG of Jammu and Kashmir will discuss the security scenario and other issues in view of the rise in targeted killings in the Kashmir Valley.
The meeting is likely to take place after Amit Shah returns to Delhi from a one-day Gujarat tour. Top officials of the Union Home Ministry, intelligence agencies and the Jammu and Kashmir administration are expected to be present in the meeting.
Earlier this week, the Home Minister chaired a high-level meeting at his North Block office to discuss the recent attacks in Kashmir. The Center has sent a top Intelligence Bureau official to Srinagar to coordinate the operation against terrorists.
Supinder Kaur, principal of Government Boys Higher Secondary School at Sangam Idgah Deepak Chand, a teacher of the same school, was shot dead in the area of Srinagar district on Thursday. According to government sources, at least seven civilians have been killed by terrorists in the last five days.
J&K LG took to Twitter to condemn the killings. He wrote, “The terrorists and their patrons will not succeed in disrupting the peace, progress and prosperity of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family, friends and colleagues.”
In an official statement, Sinha vowed to avenge the killings and said, “I can assure you that we have given security agencies a free hand to eliminate the enemies of humanity, and soon terrorists and their aides.” And those instigating them will pay for them. Heinous crimes. Every drop of blood of innocent civilians will be avenged.”
(PTI, ANI with inputs)