Encounters have continued in the Kashmir Valley continuously for the last few days. There are three terrorists in Kulgam on Friday and three terrorists in Shopian on Saturday. According to army officials, the eyes of the terrorists are on Amarnath Yatra this time. Terrorists can target the journey and hence the security forces are completely on high alert. Security forces have received intelligence from agencies in this regard. The Amarnath Yatra starting from July 21.
Army made all security arrangements
News agency PTI quoted an army officer as saying that all arrangements have been made and all security arrangements have been made to complete this yatra every year without interruption. The official said that the killing of three terrorists, including the top terrorist of Jaish-e-Mohammed, in Friday’s encounter is a befitting reply. This happened on July 21, just four days before the yatra began. Commander of Two Sector, Brigadier Vivek Singh Thakur told the media in South Kashmir, ‘There is intelligence that the terrorists will do their best to target the yatra, but the army is fully alert to fail it. All security resources have been put in place. ‘
Security on NH44 like a fort
Brigadier Thakur said that a section of National Highway 44 will be used, which is Sandeshnil. He said, ‘This part is a bit sensitive and travellers will use this route to reach Sonmarg (Ganderbal). It will be the only route up to Baltal and will continue to go to the Amarnath cave. ‘ In view of Kovid-19 this year, strong arrangements have been made by the administration. The administration has allowed only 500 passengers to darshan daily while Aarti will be live telecast.
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