Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday called for immediate de-escalation of the situation along the borders to put an end to the miseries of the people.
“Ways and means shall have to be explored immediately to bring an end to the sufferings of the hapless people subjected to immense miseries over the past few months because of the continuous cross-border shelling and escalation of violence in the State and the region,” the Chief Minister while presiding over a meeting of the Unified Headquarters (UHQ) at SKICC here today.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh and top brass of Civil administration, Army, Police, BSF, CRPF, Central and State Intelligence Agencies were present at the meeting.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister was briefed about wide-ranging issues including the emerging security scenario in Kashmir valley, situation along the borders and steps taken to address issues arising out of cross-border shelling.
Addressing the meeting, the Chief Minister urged upon the security agencies to conduct their operations keeping in view the safety of the people. She stressed the need for following a humane approach while dealing with law-and-order situations on ground.
While asking the security agencies to exercise maximum restraint, the Chief Minister asked them to avoid any civilian casualties and damage to private and public property.
Expressing shock over recent reports of various school buildings being gutted in mysterious fire incidents, the Chief Minister said that it is a loss to the entire society. She asked the police to investigate these fire incidents and maintain vigil to prevent such unfortunate events.
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