Amid heightened security measures, Srinagar all set to host PM Modi

Amid heightened security measures, Srinagar all set to host PM Modi


Srinagar, June 19: A multi-layer security blanket has been established around the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on the bank of iconic Dal Lake- where the Prime Minister would lead the International Day Yoga celebrations on Friday.

Modi would arrive in Srinagar on Thursday evening and this would be his first trip to Kashmir after being sworn in for the third consecutive time as Prime Minister. In February, Modi visited Srinagar and addressed a rally.

Sources said ahead of the PM’s visit, Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel have taken over the venue and the sanitisation operation of the SKICC has already been carried out as per the security protocol. J&K Police, central armed police force personnel have been deployed in strength around the venue to ensure an incident-free event on Friday.

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday evening declared Srinagar a ‘temporary red zone’, banning any operation of drones and quadcopters in the city.

“For Dal Lake security, forces of different agencies including elite commandoes have been deployed to ensure an incident-free event,” a security official said.

The intelligence agencies of J&K police have conducted background security check of all officials of the SKICC, sportsmen and other officials who would be attending the event.

According to officials, around 7000 party workers, students, officers and sports personalities are expected to attend the Yoga day function in the lush green lawns of SKICC.

Final shape in being given to preparations for the mega event with all concerned agencies engaged in their respective tasks. Hoardings of Prime Minister Modi with the Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha have been installed all along the picturesque Boulevard road leading to the SKICC.


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