Amit Shah, the Home Minister, reviews the security situation in J&K and calls a high-level meeting for June 16.

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Following a number of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, including an attack on a bus carrying pilgrims, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inspected the security situation there on June 14, according to reports.

On June 16, he convened a high-level conference that included top Army and CRPF officials, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and others to discuss the state of affairs in the Union Territory and the efforts being made to prevent terror occurrences.

The Minister will assess the state of readiness for the yearly Amarnath Yatra, which is scheduled to start on June 29, during the meeting, according to sources.

The Minister was informed about the current state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir and the actions implemented as a result.

During an engagement with security personnel in the Kathua district, two suspected Pakistani terrorists were also slain, and a significant amount of weapons and ammo were found on them.

Terrorists opened fire on a 53-seater pilgrim bus on Sunday while it was travelling from Shiv Khori temple to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra. Following the firing, the bus, which was transporting pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi, fell into a steep gorge, killing nine people and injuring forty-one more.

Terrorists opened fire on a Rashtriya Rifles and police joint checkpost at Chattergalla in Bhaderwah on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, an attack in the Gandoh area of Doda district wounded seven security personnel, including a police officer.

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According to officials, security troops began a new search and cordon operation in Saida Sukhal village, Kathua, on Thursday after receiving reports regarding the whereabouts of two additional terrorists. This occurred the day after an operation lasting more than 15 hours resulted in the deaths of a CRPF jawan and two suspected terrorists from Pakistan.

A significant amount of weapons and ammunition, including an AK assault rifle, an M4 rifle, a satellite phone, and over Rs 2.10 lakh, were found in the possession of the deceased terrorists, one of whom was reportedly a top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group. Other items recovered included Pakistani food, medications, and electronics.

On Wednesday, police unveiled sketches of four terrorists implicated in two assaults in the Doda district and offered a ₹20 reward.

Jammu and Kashmir police have begun getting ready for the two-month-long Amarnath yatra in the meantime.

Vijay Kumar, an Additional Director General of Police, gave the security forces instructions last week to strengthen the current security setup, enhance monitoring strategies, and increase manpower deployment along the Amarnath pilgrimage route.

In order to reduce any hazards, he also gave officials the order to send anti-sabotage squads throughout the Yatra routes in order to locate and neutralise any possible terror threats.

Additionally, Kumar called a combined conference of police, Army, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), and other agency officers to examine the general security measures that should be implemented to ensure the pilgrimage is conducted safely, smoothly, and incident-free.

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