Adequate central paramilitary forces have been provided to Jammu and Kashmir to ensure fool-proof security during the Amarnath Yatra beginning July 2, a senior Home Ministry official said.
There is no specific threat to the 48-day long Yatra to the cave shrine in Himalayas but all security arrangements have been made by the state government with active support of the central government, the official said.
Temporary communications infrastructure has been set up, route deployment and other logistical details are being put in place for the safe voyage of pilgrims in the annual Yatra.
The security agencies have already discussed the contents of a video in which militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani warned of more attacks on security forces, Sainik colonies and separate settlements for Kashmiri Pandits but had said that they would not attack the Yatra.
“We are leaving nothing to chance. We are making all out effort to ensure foolproof security to the Yatra,” the official said.
A large number of central paramilitary forces drawn from the Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force and Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with J-K police will throw a strong security ring along the twin routes of Baltal in Ganderbal district and Chandanwari in Anantnag district.
A high-level meeting, chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, on Friday reviewed security preparedness for the Amarnath Yatra.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police K Rajendra, CRPF DG K Durga Prasad, senior officials of BSF and the Home Ministry participated in the meeting.
They discussed threadbare the deployment of central security forces and other arrangements to keep the Yatra safe.