Jammu has increased security at public locations including bus terminals ahead of Monday’s start of the third meeting of the G20’s tourism working group in Srinagar.
Sixty delegations from other countries arrived in Srinagar today. After Article 370 was repealed and Jammu and Kashmir was split into two Union Territories (Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh) in August 2019, this is the first international conference to be conducted in the region.
Authorities have reportedly set up checkpoints across the city, where cars are being stopped and searched, while frisking of individuals has been stepped up and identity checks at bus terminals have been made mandatory.
Officials have said that in response to infiltration concerns, security has been increased in the border districts of Poonch, Kathua, Rajouri, and Samba.
Security measures have been beefed up significantly, according to officials, so that the event can end without any major incidents. (PTI)