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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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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.

KNO

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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.

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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.

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