PM Modi to visit J&K tomorrow: Security forces put on high alert, separatists call for shutdown

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2018 5:36:50 pm

PM Modi’s visit to J&K comes two days after his government announced a ceasefire against militants to provide for a peaceful environment during the holy month of Ramzan.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Jammu & Kashmir tomorrow, security forces in the state were put on high alert on Friday, IANS reported. All entry and exit points into Srinagar and Jammu have been sealed by police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allowed vehicles to enter the cities only after thorough checking and frisking of the occupants.

Makeshift barricades and mobile bunkers have been put up to regulate traffic to ensure that no unauthorized movement is allowed during the visit. IANS reported that top officials said peripheral security to the Prime Minister’s visit was being provided by the Army.

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