LG Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, DGP Dilbag Singh, and other senior officials were present during the meeting. On Thursday, according to news agency ANI, Union Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a high-level review meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ North Block where the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was discussed.
A thorough explanation of the current condition of law and order in J-K was given to Shah by security representatives from the federal government and the administration of the union territory. At the meeting in Delhi, issues such as the situation along the Line of Control and International Border, attempts to target people in minority communities, and border-crossing intrusions were discussed.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, and other senior officials were present at the meeting. Jammu and Kashmir has had a number of targeted killings during the previous three years. The government has informed Parliament that up to 118 people, including five Kashmiri Pandits and 16 other Hindus and Sikhs, had been slain in J-K between the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 and July 2022.
In May, a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims near Katra in Jammu caught fire, killing four and injuring about 20. According to the authorities, a sticky explosive could have set the fire off. Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir special status, was revoked on August 5, 2019, which caused the state to be split into Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, two Union Territories.