J&K militancy: Guv asks forces to take effective steps

While reiterating the importance of maintaining constant surveillance the ground situation, the Governor directed that immediate action must be taken on reports received from any quarters regarding any problem arising from security management. Reuters file photo for representation.

Hours after the President placed Jammu and Kashmir under Governor’s rule, N N Vohra on Wednesday directed security forces to take effective measures for vigil on borders and maintain internal security in the state.

Vohra gave the order at a review meeting he held with the top brass of security forces and civil administration in Srinagar. “During the meeting, the governor stressed the need for cohesive action being taken to enforce constant vigil on the IB and LoC, effectively maintaining internal security and ensuring the safety of protected persons, sensitive establishments and installations,” an official spokesperson said.

In this context, he said, Vohra asked representatives of all the security agencies to identify all existing gaps and ensure coordinated action on the ground for providing prompt and strong counter terror responses on all fronts.

While reiterating the importance of maintaining constant surveillance the ground situation, the Governor directed that immediate action must be taken on reports received from any quarters regarding any problem arising from security management.

Referring to a recent incident of killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, the governor stressed the need for prompt action being taken to ensure the safety and security of the people at large by making fullest possible use of all available technologies.

The meeting also reviewed important security related issues in regard to the Shri Amarnathji Yatra which is scheduled to commence on June 28 and identified certain issues which shall be dealt with on most urgent basis.
Convoys of pilgrims will pass through militancy hotbed south Kashmir, where the youth often take to the streets in large numbers to foil anti-militancy operations.

Vohra had earlier held a meeting with the administrative secretaries of various departments at the secretariat and asked them to improve their functioning. He also kept in abeyance all the orders issued by the previous government on the last day (19 June) in the office.

The meeting was called by Vohra, who is ruling the state fourth timer since his appointment in 2008, despite Wednesday being a gazzeted holiday in the state on account of mela Mata Kheer Bhavani.

Administrative secretaries were also asked to personally review and ensure prompt and efficient delivery of various public services to the people, complaints regarding delays, irregularities and corruption be dealt with most sternly and those responsible be proceeded against without any fear or favour.

 

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