The governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik has reportedly submitted an extensive document on the situation in the valley to Home Minister Amit Shah at the third meeting conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi on Kashmir.
According to sources, the 3-page long note submitted to the Home Minister encompassed the five points, focusing on the law and order situation, the religious Amarnath pilgrimage, the developmental work in the valley and to cater to the needs to the Kashmiri people.
1. Law and order situation in the state
2. Preparation for the Amarnath Yatra
3. Developmental work in the valley
4. Prime Minister developmental project for Kashmir
5. Needs of the Kashmiri people.
Promptly after taking charge at the office, Home Minister Amit Shah engaged into action to make internal security priority of the hour. It is known that the draft by the Governor is being discussed in the meeting that is underway at the national capital.
On Saturday, Amit Shah chaired a meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs in the presence of high officials including the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik, wherein speculations emerged that the valley and national security became the crux of the meeting.
Along with the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Special Secretary, IB chief, NSA chief, RAW chief, and Army officials were present in the meeting at the North Block that lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Speaking to Republic Media Network, Malik told that he briefed the new Home Minister about the ground situation of the state.
Throughout the election campaign, the BJP chief had reiterated that the party would abrogate Article 370 and 35A from the state, which also found space in BJP's manifesto, however, there was no confirmation whether the issue was discussed in the first Home Ministry meeting.
On May 1, Shah had mentioned that there would be an iron fist approach to ensure zero tolerance towards terror and cross-border infiltration, holding firm on the party's stand towards national security, which had also become the foundation of the Lok Sabha 2019 election campaign.
Amit Shah took charge as Home Minister, a post that was previously held by Rajnath Singh. This portfolio remains significant considering the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist activities within parts of the country.
Jammu and Kashmir is under the Presidential rule ever since December 2016 after the falling of PDP-BJP state government. The Assembly elections have been postponed by the Election Commission.