Enhanced security measures implemented in Kashmir ahead of President Droupadi Murmu's visit

Ishtiyaq Kar

Srinagar, Oct 10 (KNS): In anticipation of the President's scheduled visit tomorrow, heightened security measures have been put in place throughout the Kashmir region.

This move comes as authorities aim to ensure the safety and smooth conduct of the President's visit.

Security forces have been placed on alert, with increased personnel deployed to key areas.

“Checkpoints and barricades have been set up at strategic locations, and additional surveillance measures have been activated to monitor any potential security threats,” the officials said.

Police said that security has been beefed up in Srinagar and adjoining areas ahead of President Droupadi Murmu’s visit to Kashmir during which she will attend the convocation ceremony of Kashmir University.

“Additional security personnel have been deployed across Kashmir, especially around the University campus. A three-tier security grid will be put in place tomorrow during the President’s visit while drone surveillance will be carried out at the venue. Both human and technical means will be used to ensure an incident-free event,” the officials said.
Sources told news agency Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the security agencies were working in close coordination with central security agencies to ensure a seamless security apparatus.

Authorities have also urged residents and the public to cooperate with security personnel during this period. “The public was advised to adhere to security protocols and traffic regulations to minimize disruptions during the President's visit,” the officials said.
This security ramp-up is a standard precautionary measure taken ahead of high-profile visits by the authorities.
Sources said that during her first visit to Kashmir, the President is scheduled to address 20th convocation at Kashmir University, besides honouring the meritorious students from 2020 onwards. More than 400 students will receive gold medals and M.Phil and PhD degrees during the event. 

After the convocation, there are plans for a light and sound show by the Dal Lake in her honour in the evening. The convocation would also be attended by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha,” sources said.

Sources said that Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting to review the arrangements ahead of the visit of President Draupadi Murmu to the UT of Jammu Kashmir.

The Lt Governor appraised the preparations for the convocation of the University of Kashmir to be graced by the Hon’ble President.

He also reviewed the security arrangements and directed for implementation of a meticulous traffic plan in view of the President’s visit.
Meanwhile, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh chaired a separate meeting to review the security ahead of the President’s visit to Kashmir.

Dilbag Singh, chaired a joint meeting of senior officers of Police, CRPF, Army and Intelligence agencies at the Conference Hall, Police Control Room Kashmir to review the security arrangements regarding the visit of President of India’s to Srinagar.

During the meeting, security arrangements put in place for the President’s visit including detailed deployment enroute and in & around the venues were deliberated upon, the officials said.

Deployment of manpower from different forces and intelligence agencies and coordination aspects were also discussed in the said meeting. (KNS)

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