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Valley under tight security cover ahead of Modi visit

The security around the city and in north Kashmir’s Uri town has been beefed up.

High level security arrangements have been made across Kashmir ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit. A team of SPG commandos and officials have already arrived in the Valley. Meanwhile, separatists have called for a day-long strike in Kashmir against what is to be Modi’s first state visit as PM.

On Monday, J&K’s DGP, K Rajendra chaired a meeting to review security arrangements. In the meeting, the officials were asked to remain on high alert. The security around the city and in north Kashmir’s Uri town has been beefed up. Police and paramilitary forces were frisking people at many places and additional check points have been set up in and around the city and on the national highway leading to Uri.

Last year, a day before the then PM Manmohan Singh’s visit, militants had attacked an army convoy that left eight soldiers dead.
On July 4, PM Modi will inaugurate a railway line between Katra and Udhampur. Sources said Modi may also address a rally in Katra. Modi will then chair a high-level security meeting in Srinagar and fly to Uri to inaugurate a 220 megawatt power project of National Hydro Power Corporation on the Line of Control in Uri.