The Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah will begin his two-day maiden visit to Jammu Kashmir on Wednesday by paying obeisance at the Amarnath Cave Shrine.
According to a news report, the Indian Home Minister Shah will arrive in Srinagar today and take a chopper to reach the Amarnath Cave shrine to pay obeisance there.
This annual Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra begins on July 1 and will end on August 15.
After Amarnath, the Union Home Minister is scheduled to chair a high-level security review meeting pertaining to the security arrangements made to ensure an incident free Yatra this year.
The Home Minister is also scheduled to interact with state Governor, Satya Pal Malik and spend the night at the Raj Bhawan in Srinagar.
Shah will meet also meet the state BJP leaders and members of Panchayats at the Nehru Guest House in Cheshma Shahi area of Srinagar city tomorrow.
It is being told that Shah will also meet delegations of civil society members, delegation of people connected with tourism and some youth delegations, also he will address a media conference in Srinagar tomorrow.
Shah is not visiting Jammu and Ladakh divisions of the state during his maiden visit to the state after taking over as the country’s home minister.
Security has been beefed up on across the valley ahead of Shah’s visit to the Valley. Restrictions on movement of traffic have been announced for two days on the Boulevard Road that goes round the Dal Lake in Srinagar.