Engage with families of militants: Shah on maiden visit to Kashmir

SRINAGAR: In an outreach aimed at building trust, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday has asked the administration Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to engage with the families of militants.

On his two-day official visit to the state after assuming office, he also directed the state government to honour the martyrdom of its slain policemen by naming prominent places after them.

During the visit, Shah also visited the home of the slain station house officer (SHO) Arshad Khan, who was martyr in the Anantnag terror attack and offered my condolences to the bereaved family. The Home Minister handed over an appointment letter to Khan’s wife for a job in the state government.

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The Home Minister held a number of meetings here with officials to assess the security scenario in the state and ensure good governance in the state.

The meetings were attended by Governor Satya Pal Malik, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, all four Advisors to the Governor, the Chief Secretary, and senior officials of the State and Central governments, security agencies and the armed forces.

The review of development programmes focused on improving the lives of the common man. It covered a wide range of issues connected with improving the economic condition of the people of the state, providing them with employment and livelihood opportunities, the benefit of social security schemes, and raising their income.

The Home Minister further said that he would review periodically the performance of the state on multiple fronts.

With ANI inputs

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