Ahead of the highly anticipated all party meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24 in New Delhi, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been put on 48 hour high alert before meeting with J&K leaders. CRPF leaders have been deployed at the outskirts of J&K capital city Srinagar. The CRPF personnel at the outskirts have been conducting checks of the vehicles coming across in the city in a bid to avoid any kind of suspicious and malicious activity before the meeting.
All parties of the Kashmir Valley under the Gupkar alliance, along with the Congress have given their assent to join the meeting. However, Congress said that it would have been better if PM Modi had also sent the agenda of the meeting along with the invitation. If reports are to believed, the J-K administration might also suspend the internet services on June 24, when the meeting will take place.
Political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir including Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP leaders Ravinder Raina and Kavinder Gupta left for New Delhi to take part in the all-party meeting. PDP is part of Gupkar Alliance, which held a meeting of Tuesday and decided to take part in the meeting.
The Centre's meeting with leaders of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday will be the first political engagement since August 5, 2019, when the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and the state was bifurcated into two union territories.
Ahead of the meeting, here's a look at the high level security deployed in Jammu and Kashmir:
It is learnt from reliable sources that no fixed agenda has been set for the meeting and a freewheeling discussion is expected on June 24. However, delimitation, statehood and assembly elections are expected to remain key issues to be discussed at the all-party meeting.