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Persons involved in disturbing the peaceful atmosphere should be dealt strictly under law: IGP Kashmir Zone

Reviews security scenario of Valley

(Asian News Hub) – Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS chaired a detailed security review meeting at PCR Kashmir, senior officers of Police and CAPF attended the meeting.

The meeting was attended by IG CRPF Srinagar Ms Charu Sinha-IPS, IG CRPF Kashmir Ops Sector Shri Deepak Ratan-IPS, DIG CKR, DIG BSF, DIG CRPF South Srinagar, DIG CRPF North Srinagar, DIG SSB Special Ops, SSP Srinagar and the meeting was virtually attended by DIG SKR, DIG NKR, DIGs CRPF Awantipora, Anantnag, Baramulla and all District SSsP of Kashmir Zone.

At the onset of the meeting, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the Officers about various security measures adopted by them for ensuring peaceful atmosphere and stability in the valley. They also presented an overview of the steps initiated by them to counter the challenges faced at the ground level. IGP Kashmir was also briefed about the security measures put in place for the summer season especially in view of expected huge rush of tourists in Kashmir valley.

While interacting with the officers, IGP Kashmir discussed the initiatives taken for the maintenance of law and order besides anti-terrorist operations in the valley. He further stressed on the officers to ensure better synergy and coordination among different security agencies at the ground level.

He urged upon the officers to strengthen the general security grid and ensure peace in the Valley. IGP Kashmir also appreciated the officers of Police & Security Forces for their commitment towards their duties and contribution in maintenance of law and order and in conducting successful anti-militancy operations with no collateral damage. He emphasized upon them that such efforts and coordination should continue to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley.

While discussing challenges with regard to security in view of the tourist season he enjoined upon the officers to handle the situations with utmost care so that anti-national and anti-social elements do not get any chance to vitiate the prevailing peaceful atmosphere.

IGP Kashmir further said that persons involved in disturbing the peaceful atmosphere should be dealt strictly under law. He said that stringent action shall be taken against such elements including trouble makers and rumour mongers. He has also instructed all Districts SSsP to enhance anti militancy operations in their respective areas and also take all proactive steps to encourage surrendering of local militants.

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Grenade lobbed on police party in Rafiabad

(Asian News Hub) – Suspected militants on Wednesday hurled a grenade towards police party at Drusoo area of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. However, no loss of life or injury was reported, officials said.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that suspected militants lobbed grenade towards police party, which exploded some metres away from them.

However, no damage was reported in the incident while search has been launched to nab the attackers.

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Kishtwar Cloud Burst: Heavy rain halts rescue operation, 21 houses among 42 Structures damaged

(Asian News Hub) – Heavy rains have halted rescue operation following cloud burst in Hanzor area of Dachhan in Kishtwar district, officials said on Wednesday afternoon.

So far bodies of seven people have been recovered, while 17 persons were rescued in injured condition and five of them have been shifted to Kishtwar hospital, police said.

Sixteen persons are still said to be missing and operation to trace them has been halted due to heavy rain in the area, the officials told GNS.

“Bodies of seven persons have been recovered while 17 persons have been rescued in injured condition so far in Hanzor area of Dachhan in Kishtwar district,” police said.

As scale of devastation due to cloud burst unravels, Police said that 21 residential houses were damaged, two of the partially, along with 21 cowsheds.

Earlier police had said that six houses and one Ration depot was damaged in the cloudburst which took place during the last night.

“Rescue operation halted right now due to heavy rain,” the police said in a tweet.

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Violence was never part of Kashmiriyat: President Kovind

‘Democracy has a capacity to reconcile all differences to bring out best for citizens’

(Asian News Hub) – The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said that violence was never part of Kashmiriyat but has become a da1sily reality now.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Kovind in his address at Sher-I-Kashmir-International Convention Centre (SKICC) during the 19th convocation of University of Kashmir (KU) said, “Violence which was never part of Kashmiriyat but has become a daily reality now.”

He said, “It was most unfortunate that the outstanding tradition of peaceful coexistence was broken but now, there is a new beginning to regain this lands lost glory.”

In the meantime, Kovind congratulated the young students of the KU who are being conferred with the respected degrees in this convocation.

“I have been told that nearly three lakh students are receiving degrees today and I am impressed by the number with more 2.5 lakh bachelors and more than one thousand doctorates, the university has made remarkable progress,” he said.

Kovind also said that the quest for learning and faith in knowledge among the students of Kashmir is really inspiring.

“Equally inspiring is the success of female students, just about half of the students who are receiving their degrees are Women and when it comes it gold medals, I was told that 70 percent of the winners are women,” he said.

Kovind said, “It is not only a matter of satisfaction but also pride for all of us that our daughters are ready to perform at same level as our sons and sometimes even better.”

He said that building human resources and infrastructure was the stepping stones to the higher idea.

Kovind also said that he was told that the KU has the distinction of being one of few in India with a dedicated centre for inter disciplinary research and innovations that will encourage young scientists for various fellowships across varied disciplines.

“Above all, I am glad to know that KU has responded to the Pandemic in a most praised worthy manner,” he said.

Speaking about the aftermath of COVID-19, Kovind said, “The entire world has been facing a difficult times. The virus has affected all works of life and education is no exception.”

He added that “Fortunately, technology provided a solution. All school, Colleges and Universities across India has continued to provide education in the online mode. After the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, the KU immediately shifted the academic to online modules and made each resource available to its students.”

“Moreover, KU also supported the administration by providing quarantine facilities at its main, north and south campuses. It shows how the contribution of the university towards the society can go beyond imparting education,” he said.

Kovind said, “Democracy, I firmly believe, has within it a capacity to reconcile all differences and also a capacity to bring out the best of citizens’ potential. Kashmir, happily, is already realizing this vision.”

He further said, “The youth and the women especially have high stakes in it and I and sure that they will not let go of this opportunity to rebuild Kashmir.”

Kovind said that in September last year during the consultation of NEP, he had spoken about his dream.

“I wish to see Kashmir as paradise on earth. Kashmir is bound to acquire its rightful place as the crowning glory of India,” Kovind said.

KNO

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