MoS Home ‘Feels Change’ In Kashmir Post Art-370 Abrogation

Srinagar: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Kumar Mishra said on Thursday that he could feel a change in the thinking of people post abrogation of Article 370 as they want development in different sectors including infrastructure, education, employment and health.

He made these remarks while chairing a high level meeting of officers at conference hall of Police Headquarters here today, a police spokesperson said Thursday. The Joint high level meeting was attended by Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, DG Prison, Dr. B. Srinivas, IG BSF FTR Hqrs Srinagar Dr Rajesh and other senior officers of the security agencies.

According to the police spokesperson, the MoS Home affairs hailed the joint efforts and resolve of police and other security forces for peace and stability in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mishra, he said, also stated that the synergy between different forces has provided peaceful atmosphere for overall development and asked the officers to continue the hardwork with more dedication to ensure long lasting peace. He said that the Minister also appreciated the forces for dealing with different situations effectively without collateral damages.

“The MoS Home said that he could feel the big overall improvement in the security situation as he openly met large number of people in Shopian in the way as if he would be meeting people in his own constituency,” the police spokesperson said.

“He said that he could feel a change in the thinking of people post abrogation of Article 370 as they want development in different sectors including infrastructure, education, employment and health. The confidence of people in Police, CAPF and administration has increased and there is positivity in the environment,” he added.

The Minister, as per the spokesperson wished police and central armed forces success for the peace mission in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, the DGP gave a brief presentation regarding different phases of the situation in the last seven decades.

“The DGP said that great coordination and understanding between J&K police and other security forces has resulted in drastic improvement in the security situation and law & order in Jammu and Kashmir,” the police spokesperson said.

Singh, he said, informed that the graph of active militants and recruitment of local misguided youth in terror groups in J&K is constantly coming down.

“He said that the law and order situation over the past four years in Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed complete transformation and law & order incidents have come down drastically,” he said, adding that the DGP also highlighted the role of the Police, and security forces in neutralizing the militants in the union territory and also action against the OGWs.

The police spokesperson further said that the DGP also apprised the minister with regard to the joint and coordinated measures taken to check infiltration and to fight the anti peace elements through border grid, highway grid and counter insurgency grid.

“The DGP also highlighted the efforts of police, administration and security forces in engaging the youth in positive activities and channelizing their energy towards positive direction by organizing a wide range of sports activities and youth engagement programmes across J&K,” he added.

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